Scada network and wireless telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions has announced it has completed a communications infrastructure upgrade at 15 onshore wind farms for Enerco Energy.
Stretching from Cork in the south to Mayo in the west, the upgrade provides a communications network allowing Enerco’s energy trading desk to have ‘always on’ access to wind farm data and meet its regulatory reporting requirements to grid operator, EirGrid. The EMR team performed a discovery exercise at each wind farm and issued a set of network design recommendations, based on telecoms availability at each site. Fully redundant satellite backup links with automatic failover were deployed, mitigating the risk of network downtime. A multi-layered information security solution was also configured, protecting the integrity of sensitive trading data as it traverses the internet.