Great River Energy rolled out an extensive 700-MHz point-to-multipoint communications project within its 56,000-square-mile service area. Using high-order modulation, combined with full-duplex, multiple-input-multiple-output communications, the technology effectively doubles data capacity in narrowband channels to support supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) requirements across the network.
Commencing in 2018, Great River Energy of Maple Grove, Minnesota (Figure 1), is utilizing radios from MiMOMax Wireless to support supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) requirements across its network.
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1. Innovation at its finest. Great River Energy’s 180,000-square-foot headquarters in Maple Grove, Minnesota, utilizes geothermal heating and cooling and includes a 200-kW wind turbine and 322-kW photovoltaic array. Renewable energy sources contribute to more than 15% of the building’s electrical energy usage. Courtesy: Great River Energy