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WiMAX Forum® System Profile Requirements for Smart Grid Applications

WiMAX360 Members,

Here is a link to the the recently released Smart Grid requirements document published by the WiMAX Forum - WiMAX Forum® System Profile Requirements for Smart Grid Applications.

As you may be aware WiMAX technology is well suited for the deployment of Smart Grid applications globally.  Leading Utilities from around the world have deployed successful WiMAX (WiGRID) networks and continue to expand their networks.  Here are some examples:


  • 4G WiMAX “Direct-to-the-meter” AMI
  • 4G WiMAX Distribution Automation
  • 4G WiMAX Mobile Workforce

Salzburg AG

  • Overlay across their grid that allows the transfer of real-time data all the way from the individual home /office meter to the network operation center

PPL Electric (Harrisburg Pennsylvania)

  • Distribution management system
  • Secure WiMAX infrastructure
  • Integration with AMI and rest of the network

SP Ausnet

  • 680,000 Smart Meters
  • Up to 40X More Devices per Sector
  • 100% meter population Read in 2 Hours
  • Up to 8,000 meters per sector 
  • 25,000 Daily Reads
  • 15,000 On-Demand Reads per day
  • 1000 meters Remotely Reconnect in Only 10 minutes

A&N Electric Cooperative

  • Distributed Feeder Automation for Fault Detection, Isolation, and Restoration
  • Eastern Nebraska Public Power District Consortium (ENPPDC)
  • Connect redundant operation centers to substations and downline devices using wireless communications, SCADA software, distribution automation software, intelligent reclosers and controls, automated regulator controls and irrigation load control devices

If you are a Utility or vendor that wants more information about the WiMAX Forum Smart Grid Initiative please contact me directly   

Best Regards,

Mike Wolleben


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