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IEEE Communications Society - SCV Chapter. Fiber enables Santa Clara ’s “Smart” Wireless WAN. Larry Owens Manager of Customer Services December 14, 2011. Agenda . Silicon Valley Power Backbone made of glass An Enterprise is born If you build it… SVP MeterConnect TM Why Wi-Fi? Smart 3.

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IEEE Communications Society - SCV Chapter

Fiber enables Santa Clara ’s “Smart” Wireless WAN

Larry Owens

Manager of Customer Services

December 14, 2011


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Agenda

  • Silicon Valley Power

  • Backbone made of glass

  • An Enterprise is born

  • If you build it…

  • SVP MeterConnectTM

  • Why Wi-Fi?

  • Smart3


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Silicon Valley Power

  • The City of Santa Clara

  • Population 117,000

  • 19 Square miles

  • 52,000 customers

  • Peak load of 470 MW

  • $300M annual revenue

  • 1% of the State’s power

Lowest average power rate in California

Very, very high reliability

~30% renewable power


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  • Agilent Technologies

  • Applied Materials

  • Digital Realty Trust

  • Equinix

  • Hitachi Data Systems

  • Intel

  • Kaiser

  • Marvel Semiconductor

  • Microsoft

  • National Semiconductor (TI)

  • Nvidia

  • Oracle America

  • Owens Corning

  • Santa Clara University

  • Savvis

  • Vishay Siliconix

  • Yahoo!

Customer Base – FY 10-11

KWh Sales by Type


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2000

Backbone

made of glass!

  • 26 fiber miles, 4 rings

  • Connecting all SVP substations

  • Two customers

  • 10 or 20-year lease terms

  • Project, not a “program”

  • A “champion” from Admin working in spare time.

  • Word-of-mouth marketing


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SVP Fiber Enterprise

2011

  • 57-mile Dark Fiber Network

  • In 25 Data centers (the cloud)

  • Multiple rings/288-144 fibers

  • Central Operations Office

  • Flexible Leasing Terms

  • Competitive Pricing

  • Engineering and Design Services

  • Unlimited Capacity

  • Solid Security, Reliability

  • 24/7/365 Response


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SVP Fiber Lease Customers

  • Telecom service providers (fiber carriers)

  • Data centers/colocations

  • Web search company

  • Semiconductor manufacturer (fiber campus build)

  • Other Commercial customers

  • Santa Clara Unified School District (26 schools and hub)

  • City of Santa Clara

    • Electric Utility Department (SVP)

      • Electric LAN/WAN and SCADA

      • AMI Project - SVP MeterConnectTM

    • City IT/Communications Department

    • Traffic and Public Safety


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If you build it, they will come

Yuriy Piksaykin - Fiber accounting

12/2/12


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SVP MeterConnectTM

  • Mechanical meters no longer produced

  • Modern digital technology

    • Accurate

    • Dependable

    • Wireless reading

    • Multi-channel measurement

    • Events, alarms, remote control


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SVP MeterConnectTM

Efficiencies For Utilities

  • Secure, remote meter reading

  • Power outage alerts for faster response

  • Power/water early problem detection

  • Grid loading analysis

  • More powerful customer service tools

  • Enables EV charging & Solar tracking


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SVP MeterConnectTM

Customer Benefits

  • Minimizes estimated bills

  • Stabilizes reading periods

  • Reduces property intrusions

  • Web portal

    • Detailed usage charts and graphs

    • Projected Bill features

    • Email and/or text alerts

    • High-bill troubleshooting


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Wi-Fi Mesh

Utility Communications

Network

Fiber

Outage Support

Electric/Water

Meter Mesh Network

Grid Monitor

GIS

Advanced Meter Systems

Billing

Mobile Devices


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Backhaul: Why [Not] Wi-Fi?

The MetroFi experience (2004 – 2008)

  • Free Wi-Fi & sell ad space model

  • Metering? - not our business model

  • SVP Purchase of SkyPilot WAN

  • The Trilliant test (and marriage)

Santa Clara Free Wi-Fi

  • It’s ours -- for better, for worse

  • Two years of operation

  • It Works (mostly)

  • Customer Love - Loathe it


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Top desired features of Smart Grid

Free Wi-Fi !!

SVP Customers Love it

Few customers want to give up control

Base is all customers. Questions SM4a – SM4k.



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Picocell Design Sample

Courtesy of LinkPath


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Project Timeline

2010

2013

2014

2011

2012

Proof of Concept

Field Validation

Business

Meters

AMI - Billing Systems Integration

Install

Wi-Fi

Residential

Meters

Lab/Field Testing

Partial Network

Wi-Fi launch - Mar 2012

~50 meter install - Nov 2011


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Smart3

Smart Meter

  • Smart Meters

    – Usage data, improved service, conservation

  • Smart Grid

    – Grid monitor and control, energy management

  • Smart City (and Community)

    • Mobile workforce

    • Efficient service

    • City monitor and control

    • Emergency response

Smart Grid

Smart City

  • Free Wi-Fi

    • Visitors

    • Residents

    • Workers




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The SVP MeterConnectTM Promise

  • We will upgrade our technology to support widespread adoption of solar energy, smart appliances and electric vehicles.

  • We will follow a careful process and verify accuracy at every step.

  • We will protect your data and your privacy.

  • We will keep our system secure.

  • We will utilize tried-and-true meters deployed successfully in millions of homes and businesses worldwide.

  • We are committed to a fair resolution of any issues or concerns that arise.


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What Customers Will See

Old “cone” Wi-Fi radio

New Tropos Wi-Fi radio


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Security

  • Security issues are a threat to the entire IT space

  • Stuxnet shows us that all systems can be vulnerable

  • Smart Grid is both “wired” and wireless

  • Biggest security issue remains at the staff/human interface level.

  • Active system monitoring and critical system redundancy

  • Design security and privacy into the system from the start – and TEST IT!


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