Eidsiva is one of the largest energy companies in Norway with significant business within the production, distribution, and sale of electricity. It operates over 22,000 kms of power grid and has a customer base of approx. 155,000.
With a mission to be “A driving force for us in Inland Norway” and holding core values based on innovation, dynamism and engagement, it was important for Eidsiva to find a like-minded partner to provide the optimal solution for a SCADA system to meet the needs of its entire grid and customer base. Resulting from exhaustive tests, RACOM’s RipEX radio modem proved it was more than up to the job; like Eidsiva’s core values it has proved to be future-proofed, very reliable with high data throughput and very easy to manage.
The RipEX radios connect more than 100 remote Siemens and ABB RTU’s using RP-570, IEC101 andIEC104 protocols in 2015 with the network still expanding.
Easy installation and an intuitive WEB browser interface, wide configuration options and integrated help files reduced the installation cost and reduces commissioning time down to an absolute minimum. Combined serial and Ethernet interfaces also reduced the number of external communication units needed in the field.
RipEX’s support of SNMP and advanced routing simplifies the integration of the radio network into the management and monitoring systems. With a focus on reliability and security, Eidsiva realized that support of AES encryption, Backup routes and Hot Standby mode does indeed make RipEx the optimal solution for this important public service.