Driven by the rapid growth of emerging economies, the world's energy consumption is only continuing to rise. At the same time, the global energy industry is making immense efforts to become greener by building a clean, low carbon, secure, and efficient energy system. Huawei proposes an innovative digital transformation methodology — the Energy Tower Ring — to build a theoretical system and action plan for the energy industry.
Guided by its unique methodology, Huawei helps energy enterprises achieve their transformation goals and create new value streams. Adhering to a "Platform + AI + Ecosystem" strategy, Huawei uses cutting-edge technologies — such as big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and 5G — to build a digital energy foundation, fostering the sector's comprehensive digital transformation. Indeed, Huawei is committed to becoming the preferred partner for digital transformation across the energy industry.
The Digital Road to Energy TransitionHuawei will implement a "Platform + Ecosystem" strategy, helping both customers and partners to succeed. We believe that digital transformation is unachievable based on a single technology.
Cloud, Big Data, 5G, and AI Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Power IndustryCloud, big data, 5G, and AI will play an important role in the digital transformation of basic industries.
Watt-Bit Integration — Smart Grid Is Making the Impossible PossibleIn the future, digital transformation will help traditional power companies evolve into energy service companies that integrate electricity, finance, and Internet services to provide more secure, cost-effective, and high-quality energy services for the public.
As energy transformation goes to the next level, decarbonization, digitalization, and intelligence have become the new trends of the energy industry. The increase of renewable energy; changes in power grid forms; in-depth integration of the energy flow, information flow, and service flow; and challenges to electricity marketization and operations management require electric power companies to continuously improve their competitiveness and digitally implement enterprise transformation.
With leading ICT technologies, Huawei works with partners to launch end-to-end solutions such as power communication network, power IoT, and power communication network Value-Added Services (VASs), to implement the highly reliable bearing of power services and ubiquitous IoT power terminals, comprehensively improving the intelligent network level of power grids.
Huawei works with industry partners to provide ICT solutions, such as oil and gas IoT, intelligent oil and gas pipelines, and oil and gas campuses, for upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors. These solutions combine digital production and security control to help oil and gas enterprises achieve secure and efficient production.
"The success of the project proves that distributed cloud nodes can be deployed in power grids, integrating and reusing the advantages of their resources," said Yu Guoji, Vice President of the CSG Power Generation Company's Information Communications Branch. "Prefabricated modular construction concepts can be used to achieve fast, replicable, and intelligent deployment. Inevitably, this will become a new trend in the digital transformation of power grids."
"We have moved from traditional mining where coal is mined, to more of a data mining operation," said Mukesh Soma, Head of Operations at South Africa's Exxaro. "Huawei has enabled us to upgrade our Local Area Network (LAN), initially to a 10 GE backbone. They’ve also introduced Software-Defined networking in a Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), which allows us to be more robust in terms of our Internet connectivity."
"All National Grid substations are considered national security assets," said Saleh Al Owain, Director of Technical Affairs for Dawiyat, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Saudi Electricity Company. "The only solution that made sense was Huawei's container-based shelter solution. No other solution came close to it in terms of performance, feature set, robustness, and cost."
Huawei and Malaysia's Sarawak Energy have built an integrated wireless network featuring zero coverage blind spots, wait times, and packet loss roaming. The partnership with Huawei has resulted in storage area network upgrade with improved capacity, while the implementation of AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 has improved wireless signal coverage and bandwidth throughput.
"By adding Huawei’s hardware to an already existing power-grid-oriented network, we have been able to offer completely new services for our customers, together with core energy services. We can provide fiber optic internet access, telephone, and television services for up to 100,000 homes, which we think will increase the number of our broadband digital customers to nearly 60,000 households," said Manfred Litzlbauer, Managing Director of Austria's Energie AG Telekom.
What does Huawei, a technology company, have to do with oil and gas? Emilia sits down with Huawei experts — Jack Chen, Vice President of the Enterprise Business Group's Global Energy Business, and Michael Fan, Vice President of Enterprise Storage Technical Sales — to discuss what storage products can best be deployed in the oil and gas sector.
Leading industry experts — Eng. Sabah Mashaly, Eng. Waleed Al-Saadi, Lu Zhining, and Rashid Alahmedi — join a panel discussion to explore the challenges and future trends for the power industry. The Seventh Huawei Global Power Summit, held online on July 8, 2020, gathered together global customers, partners, industry pioneers, and thought leaders, to discuss how "Bits Drive Watts, Building a Fully Connected Smart Grid."
The Huawei Electric Power IoT Solution integrates electric power and IT, uniformly managing sensors, gateways, and data. Using super-fast Hi-PLC (Huawei-developed chips), the solution cuts interference, automates meter reading, boosts accuracy, and simplifies power company O&M.
Building the Future-Ready Power Enterprise: Road to a Successful Digital Transformation