Blog

Benefits of using Remote.It for energy companies

January 25, 2023

With the increasing adoption of renewable energy sources, energy companies face new challenges in maintaining and optimizing their power generation and distribution networks. Energy companies must constantly monitor and manage their power generation and distribution networks to ensure a reliable and efficient energy supply. Remote.It offers solutions to these challenges by enabling energy companies to remotely connect, monitor, and manage their power generation and distribution networks using operational technology (OT).

Energy companies monitor and control their power generation and distribution networks remotely. Remote.It is a cloud-based platform allowing energy companies to remotely access and control their power generation and distribution networks. The platform uses secure, encrypted connections to provide remote access to devices such as solar panels, wind turbines, or substations in remote areas.

One of the key benefits of using Remote.It is the ability to access and control devices remotely, allowing energy companies to respond quickly and efficiently to any issues that may arise, such as equipment failures or power outages. For example, suppose a solar panel or wind turbine is not functioning correctly. In that case, an energy company can use Remote.It to remotely access the device and troubleshoot the problem, minimizing downtime and reducing costs associated with sending a technician to the site.

In addition to remote access and control, Remote.It also enables energy companies to monitor their power generation and distribution networks in real time and quickly detect and respond to any issues that may arise, such as power outages or equipment failures. For example, if a power outage occurs, an energy company can use Remote.It to remotely monitor the affected area and quickly identify the cause of the outage.

Another benefit of using Remote.It is managing and updating devices remotely to help energy companies keep their power generation and distribution networks up and running efficiently. For example, a new software update is available for a solar panel or wind turbine. In that case, an energy company can use Remote.It to remotely update the device, minimizing downtime and ensuring the device runs at peak performance.

The zero trust security model assumes that all devices, whether inside or outside a network, are untrusted until proven otherwise. Remote.It provides zero trust security by eliminating external attack surfaces and enabling the least privileged access. Remote.It achieves zero trust by using secure, encrypted connections to provide remote access to devices, eliminating the need for VPNs, port-forwarding, or other methods that expose devices to external threats. Additionally, Remote.It allows energy companies to set up the least privileged access controls, which means that only authorized personnel can access the devices and perform specific actions, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access or data breaches. This way, Remote.It ensures that energy companies' power generation and distribution networks are protected against external threats and unauthorized access, keeping their devices and networks safe and secure, even when accessed remotely.

Stephen Lewchuck, Principal Software Engineer at Span says, "Remote.It has saved us money. We have avoided visiting customer sites and the factory to fix issues. On one occasion, we managed to kill the SSH daemon on a test panel, and we could use Remote.It scripts to work instead, saving us a trip to restart the machine physically."

Remote.It offers energy companies a solution to connect, monitor, and manage their power generation and distribution networks remotely using operational technology. With the ability to remotely access and control devices, monitor networks in real-time, and remotely manage and update devices, Remote.It helps energy companies minimize downtime, reduce costs, and ensure a reliable and efficient energy supply.

Related Blogs