Taking a look at the future of energy networks today
The energy transition is fundamentally changing Europe’s energy supply: away from nuclear and fossil fuels, towards decentralised renewable energies and more energy efficiency. The most important drivers, digitalisation and technological progress, are opening up completely new possibilities for grid operations and are essential for a clean, secure and economically successful future.
The energy grid of tomorrow
In the energy grid of tomorrow, capacity reserves will be recognised and optimally utilised, new operating concepts will be made possible, existing safety reserves will be optimally utilised and power lines will be more evenly loaded.
At the same time, the digitalised grid will have to measure up to the high level of supply security in Germany that is internationally recognised today. Effective safety mechanisms, such as the monitoring of the network status and intelligent control, coupled with a high level of safety of the decentralised systems, will ensure optimal utilisation with a controllable risk of overload.
Challenges on the way to the smart grid
We are already lagging behind the goal of the smart grid. For example, the planned north-south routes for grid expansion will not be completed until 2025 at the earliest. Digitalisation projects in the distribution grid are also not being completed in time. In order to be able to meet the challenges of the transformed grid, however, we need significantly more efficient grids even before 2025.
Existing IT as a bottleneck
The information technology currently in use places an additional burden on the goal of a smart grid; systems are inappropriately dimensioned for their future tasks. For example, the preferred smart meter gateway is economically unviable in many places due to its massive functional overhang. Other more economical solutions, however, mostly do not have the necessary security mechanisms and thus endanger the high standard of German supply security.
A secure future with PHYSEC
We offer LoRaWAN and NB-IoT connectivity for the digitalisation of power grids. Our unique and patented TLS encryption for LoRaWAN provides BSI-compliant WAN security according to BSI-TR-03116–3, allowing metering systems to be implemented to meet the IT security catalogue of the BNetzA according to §11 para 1a EnWG. Our solution covers the entire connectivity from the meter to the ERP system or the IoT platform.
The benefits of PHYSEC’s Smart Grid solution
You receive a cost-effective alternative to the smart meter gateway for the digitalisation of your network infrastructure, with full compliance with all required security standards.
No time-consuming training of service personnel necessary, authentication as well as key establishment via smartphone app during on-site installation and support of common interfaces (e.g. ModBus).
- Uniquely secure:
BSI-compliant WAN security according to BSI-TR-03116–3 for LoRaWAN is only available with our patented TLS encryption for LoRaWAN.
- Full control:
You retain data sovereignty at all times, neither end device nor software manufacturers have access to the data
Learn more about our solutions
Respond to the rising threat level and prevent tomorrow’s attacks. We at PHYSEC will be happy to answer your questions. Talk directly to our executives now.
Dr. Christian Zenger, CEO
Dr. Heiko Koepke, CFO