Optical Ground Wire – OPGW
Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) is a revolutionary solution.
OPGW enables synergies between power distribution grids and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks. OPGW is giving power utility companies the unique capabilities of a telecom carrier.
Advantages of OPGW:
- Replaces a conventional ground wire to protect the transmission system from lightning strikes and serves as a conductive medium for carrying fault currents to ground.
- Acts as a medium for real-time monitoring and security of the transmission system.
- Provides telecommunication capability utilizing the fiber.