Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Cisco and Cooper Power Systems collaborate on IP-enabled smart grid solutions
By Anthony Capkun
February 07, 2011
Cooper Power Systems announced it is collaborating with Cisco to incorporate the latter’s secure, IP-based smart grid technology into its next-generation substation and distribution automation solutions for electric utilities. The agreement will allow Cooper to include Cisco’s rugged routers and switches, the Cisco 2010 Connected Grid Router and Cisco 2520 Connected Grid Switch in Cooper Power Systems’ substation and distribution automation solutions. This component of the evolving end-to-end, IP-based smart grid infrastructure will help enable utility customers to lower operating costs, says Cooper, support new sources of distributed energy, and increase reliability while simultaneously automating and improving outage management.