Networks, Integration & Automation

All electric utility and other power companies have significant telecommunications infrastructure between their substations, control centers and other critical sites for SCADA applications, smart meters, high speed protection packages and other asset monitoring systems. Walker’s background in control and communication systems gives us a unique perspective into the strict requirements utilities must comply with when modernizing the grid.

Walker offers turnkey solutions supporting electric utilities telecom needs:

  • Wide Area Networks (WAN) / Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Hardware / Software / Programming / Commissioning
  • SCADA Applications
  • Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Real-Time Asset Monitoring
  • NERC-CIP Requirements
  • Legacy Network Migration

Networks, Integration & Automation

Custom Control Panels

Walker US designs and fabricates customized control panels and enclosures for a wide range of industries and applications.

Walker’s expertise with control solutions enables us to outline the requirements of your project and ensure all specifications are satisfied.

As a UL508 certified shop, Walker can guarantee the reliability, safety and efficacy of all our control solutions.

Networks, Integration & Automation

Remote Terminal Units

A remote terminal unit (RTU) is a microprocessor-based control device used to connect various hardware to distributed control or SCADA systems.

RTUs are typically installed in at a remote location and used to monitor and control critical grid assets such as cables, switches, valves, actuators, sensors and more.

Walker’s RTUs are fully customizable and built to your strictest requirements. Walker offers design, fabrication, installation, commissioning and maintenance on all of our RTU packages.

Networks, Integration & Automation

Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated, fixed-network system that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers.

Walker US supports utilities AMI efforts with our AMI Expansion boxes. The AMI boxes communicate with the smart meters creating an integrated communication network.

Networks, Integration & Automation

Integrated Control Houses

Walker US provides durable, reliable integrated control houses like Power Distribution Centers and Control and Data Centers that are built to meet your specifications.

Walker’s houses are fully customizable and can contain switchgear, motor control centers, variable frequency drives, motor starter, relay and control panels and other mechanical and electrical equipment.

Networks, Integration & Automation

IEC 61850 Substation Automation Standards

IEC 61850 is an international automation standard for communication in power generation facilities and substations.

The goal of this standard is to integrate all of the protection, control, measurement, and monitoring functions within a substation, and to provide the means for high-speed substation protection applications, interlocking and intertripping.

Walker provides systems and equipment that aid utilities in the integration of the IEC 61850 standard. Walker’s equipment has many key benefits including assured communication, improved asset visibility, cost effectiveness, improved configuration & maintenance.

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