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Intelligent networks and communications

DNV GL smoothes your utility’s transition from the traditional network model to a highly-distributed smart-grid energy model.

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Elena Henriquez Elena Henriquez
Head of Section Intelligent Networks & Communication
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Intelligent networks and communications

Transitioning from the traditional network model to a highly-distributed smart-grid energy model requires rapid changes in the network. DNV GL is uniquely placed to help utilities address these challenges. We provide some of the most extensive and thorough technologogical knowledge, experience and services available. With a unique combination of telecommunication and utility-specific networking expertise, we develop innovative and forward-looking solutions.

Our services
We carry out telecommunications master planning (TMP), network design, RF engineering, network operation and administration, cyber security and protocol testing. We also provide management plans, system and implementation services, procurement specifications, and business case and cost-benefit analyses, all tailored to the following types of system:

  • Field/Neighbourhood Area Networks (FAN/NAN)
  • Substation networks (generation, transmission, distribution substations)
  • Inter-substation networks
  • Wide area monitoring and control networks
  • Enterprise networks
  • Control centre networks
  • Network management
  • Network operations centres (NOCs)
  • Security operations centres (SOCs)

We offer the complete range of consulting services and resources needed to take a project from analysis to timely and effective implementation. An independent firm without ties to industry system suppliers, you can rely on our impartial, objective advice each and every time.

A proven partner
In DNV GL, you are getting a partner with extensive expertise in fixed and mobile telecommunications technologies, proven in over 200 projects around the globe. You can call on our advanced technological know-how and unmatched engineering, market assessment, strategy development and business planning skills.

Our experience covers the entire range of new communications technologies: wireless, microwave backhaul, multi-protocal label switching (MPLS) optical transport networking (OTN), network management, coverage- , capacity- and latency-modelling and simulation, migration strategy, and more. We apply this expertise to accommodate both operational (SCADA, telemetry, teleprotection, DA/SA, AMI/AMR) and administrative (IS/IT, voice and data) communications needs.