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HUBER+SUHNER is a leading international producer and supplier of electrical and optical interconnectivity components and systems. Core capabilities in radio frequency, fiber optic and low frequency technology are united under a single roof.
HUBER+SUHNER offers premium fiber optic products and services that meet the demanding requirements of all energy applications. Our specialists are able to create the perfect solution from our wide range of connectors, cables, assemblies and distribution solutions, thus guaranteeing reliable data transmission in challenging environment.
Fiber optic solutions for Energy
Throughout the power grid, systems need to be monitored and controlled at each single site while supporting overall communication. To enable this, optical fibers are used for data transmission in the higher-level power grid, in local networks at power plants and substations, and for communicating with the smart meters installed on consumer premises.
Thanks to its resilience to electromagnetic exposure, effective electrical insulation and suitability for medium to long distances, optical fiber technology, which has already proved its value in the industrial sector, is a particularly well suited to this task.
Modern communication cabling in plants, for example as the international standard IEC 61850 describes it for substations, are built as structured networks. The cables are wired from a central station control point to local control points and then on to single intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). Ring structures are normally used because if there is an interruption somewhere in a link, all the systems remain connected by the link in the opposite direction. Clever connectivity solutions make the installation of such communication networks remarkably easy.