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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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agenda
Agenda
  • Silicon Valley Power
  • Backbone made of glass
  • An Enterprise is born
  • If you build it…
  • SVP MeterConnectTM
  • Why Wi-Fi?
  • Smart3
slide3

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

slide4

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

slide5

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
slide6

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
svp fiber lease customers
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
slide8

If you build it, they will come

Yuriy Piksaykin - Fiber accounting

12/2/12

svp meterconnect tm
SVP MeterConnectTM
  • Mechanical meters no longer produced
  • Modern digital technology
    • Accurate
    • Dependable
    • Wireless reading
    • Multi-channel measurement
    • Events, alarms, remote control
svp meterconnect tm10
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
svp meterconnect tm11
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
slide12

Wi-Fi Mesh

Utility Communications

Network

Fiber

Outage Support

Electric/Water

Meter Mesh Network

Grid Monitor

GIS

Advanced Meter Systems

Billing

Mobile Devices

backhaul why not wi fi
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
top desired features of smart grid
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.

picocell design sample
Picocell Design Sample

Courtesy of LinkPath

project timeline
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

slide19

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
slide22

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.
slide23

What Customers Will See

Old “cone” Wi-Fi radio

New Tropos Wi-Fi radio

security
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!