Electricity, which is an indispensable part of our daily life, requires a complex infrastructure. Energy infrastructure covers a wide process from production to transmission. It is essentially a critical network that carries energy from its source to the consumer. Electricity obtained from nuclear, coal, gas, renewable energy sources is delivered to the grid through high, medium, low voltage stations and substations. This process ensures that electricity reaches our homes and workplaces uninterruptedly. This network’s stability and continuity must be centrally ensured by expert engineers, powerful monitoring systems. Smart grid, substation monitoring technologies exist to closely monitor, control each stage of energy flow.

The Importance of Smart Grid and Substation Monitoring System

Controlling energy infrastructure is becoming more effective because to the benefits of smart technologies. Smart grid, substation monitoring are critical in managing the complexities of energy generation,transmission, distribution systems. These systems aim to use energy resources efficiently. Furthermore, it strives to assure continuous energy supply and anticipate potential infrastructure problems in advance. SCADA systems closely monitor every step of the energy grid, ensuring optimal performance. Automation systems in substations monitor environmental conditions through various sensors. It also provides data transfer by connecting to the central SCADA system over the internet. This allows for more efficient and timely monitoring, control, and maintenance of the energy network.

Problems of Energy Infrastructure

Basically, energy infrastructure consists of generation and transmission. Nuclear, coal, gas power plants and renewable energy plants together produce electricity. It transmits this to the grid using a series of high, medium and low voltage stations and substations. In this way, electricity is provided to homes and workplaces. To ensure that the infrastructure produces sufficient power that is distributed efficiently throughout the power network, all steps of generation and transmission must be closely monitored, with all components of the grid controlled centrally by professional engineers and advanced SCADA systems. Substations have a complex automation network managed by a substation controller. It’s also extremely important to monitor transformer environment information such as temperature, humidity, flood, intrusion, oil level in substations. In order for the smart grid to be activated, all of these must be connected to the central SCADA system over the internet.

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Solutions for Energy Infrastructure

A coverage area must be created with LoraWan Gateway to collect sensor data distributed in substations and energy grid areas without the need for cabling. LoraWan Gateway transmits sensor data to the SCADA system or IoT Platform via the internet. CloudIO Pro IoT Gateway with 4G/LTE offers the most reliable connectivity for complex substation systems. Transformer controllers usually have an RS-485 serial interface for communication. CloudIO Pro IoT Gateway is a cellular gateway that can connect via RS485 and manage connections with multiple industrial and network protocols such as Modbus RTU and MQTT. It also has advanced security functions with a firewall and multiple supported VPNs.

EDGE Lite IoT Gateway

EDGE Lite IoT Gateway  is a versatile and lightweight controller that supports multiple Fieldbus protocols and has a variety of wireless features. It can work as stand-alone PLC in field automation applications or as an industrial gateway. You can accomplish seamless network and cloud integration by extending the original PLC’s connectivity capabilities. With its flexible, reliable design, it’s an ideal choice in a wide range of industrial automation applications.

  • 4x isolated DI; 6x isolated DO
  • 1x isolated RS485;
  • 1x USB2.0 A1
  • 1x isolated CAN BUS
  • 4x isolated Analog Input
  • 2x isolated Analog Output
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Collecting Sensor Data with Wireless Technology: LoraWan Gateway

Wireless technologies make it easier to monitor and regulate energy infrastructure. LoraWan Gateway stands out because it allows energy companies to wirelessly collect sensor data. This gateway, used in substations and power grids, collects various sensor information via wireless communication. It transfers this data to the SCADA system or IoT platforms over the internet. It facilitates monitoring of energy infrastructure by creating a wide coverage area without the need for traditional cable connections. In this way, remote data collection and monitoring provides the opportunity for instant intervention. The use of LoraWan Gateway in the energy sector accelerates data collection and analysis processes, while also contributing to the early diagnosis and solution of possible problems in the infrastructure.


  1. SensNode LoraWan sensors are battery-powered and easy to install.
  2. CloudIO Pro IoT Gateway supports industrial, network, remote management protocols such Modbus RTU and MQTT.
  3. It offers a firewall and multiple supported VPN services. Additionally, it ensures data protection and maintains data security and integrity.
  4. It enables vital data monitoring in the energy sector, such as temperature, humidity, and flood.
  5. It enables continuous monitoring of environmental variables, especially by using it in substations.

FAST IoT Platform

FAST IoT Platform is designed to power the future of connected devices and smart systems. It’s equipped with various features and capabilities that will help you easily create, manage and deploy IoT applications. Some common features you can find in our IoT platform software are listed below. Click to examine our FAST IoT Platform in detail!

  • IoT Device Management
  • Data Management
  • Secure IoT Platform
Smart Grid and Substation Monitoring

The different opportunities provided by technology have made monitoring and managing energy infrastructure more effective. Smart grid and substation monitoring have transformed and improved the energy sector. These systems not only control energy production and distribution. It also ensures uninterrupted energy supply by increasing the efficiency of the network. With immediate data collection through sensors, remote monitoring, and powerful analytical capabilities, faults in the energy system can be discovered, promptly remedied. The energy infrastructure is predicted to become more efficient, reliable, and sustainable as these technologies advance and are widely used. Also serves as an important basis for meeting the energy needs of users.

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