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Building a Smarter Smart Grid
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Empowering the Grid to Meet the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

Nearly 70% of the energy grid is more than 30 years old, and the grid infrastructure is consequently stress prone and environmentally risky. But the path to more efficient, less costly, cleaner, and safer energy generation, transportation, and distribution poses challenges: to retrofit and modernize the existing grid and to design tomorrow's energy grid with even more built-in intelligence, communication, and the flexibility to adapt to the future—all at an acceptable cost and without undue complexity.

The complexity and sheer number of smart devices required to connect seamlessly and provide the intelligence that makes the grid smarter also make energy systems vulnerable to sabotage by hackers and malware. Energy systems operators, engineers, regulators, and financiers are acutely aware that the modernization of the grid and incorporation of clean technologies cannot move forward without a comprehensive and effective approach addressing connectivity, manageability, and security.
Wind River® delivers on all three fronts.

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Wind River solutions connect wireless and wired networks to speed time-to-market and reduce expense for device manufacturers.


Wind River solutions deliver pre-integrated and supported management software from best-in-class independent software vendors (ISVs), making it much easier to manage remote connected devices and reduce total cost of ownership.


Wind River solutions provide powerful and customizable security capabilities for protecting devices and data.

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