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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Wednesday, September 11 2019 - 00:19
Innovation is Redefining Energy: Huawei Launches Solutions at WEC 2019
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Huawei launches a series of 5G and AI-based innovative energy solutions at 
World Energy Congress 2019, under the theme 'Innovation Is Redefining Energy'. 
Huawei collaborated with over 70 energy ministers, 500 energy CEOs, and 
numerous partners, with these attendees coming from over 150 countries to 
expand the vision driving sustainable energy development by innovative ICT. 
Huawei shared thoughtful insight into 5G, AI, cloud, and other innovative 
technologies, how it is reshaping the energy industry, and how it built the 
core of a digital world to accelerate the transformation of the energy industry 
from digitalization to intelligence.

Ji Xiang, General Manager of the Energy Business Dept, Huawei Enterprise BG, 
said: "The development of human civilization is closely linked with energy 
evolution. A hundred years ago, the large-scale usage of electric power marked 
the beginning of the second industrial revolution. Communications technologies, 
such as 2G, 3G, and 4G, ushered in the third industrial revolution and 
connected people together. Now, 5G, AI, cloud, and many other innovation 
information and communications technologies (ICTs) are bringing in the fourth 
industrial revolution. 5G features the high speed, low latency, and large 
capacity, allowing ubiquitous connectivity. AI highlights the high computing 
power, low power consumption, and all-scenario application, enabling pervasive 
intelligence. Cloud supports virtualization, ultra-large scale, and high 
scalability, permitting extensive sharing. Together, they fuel digital 
transformation of all industries and build the foundation for the future 
digital world. Huawei is dedicated to cooperating with partners and customers 
to make intelligent energy a reality."

5G Sharing Base Station Solution

5G base stations use high frequency bands and have small coverage, leading to 
high base station density. Therefore, 'limited space for multiple sites' has 
become a restriction that hinders fast deployment of 5G networks. Huawei 
provides a new solution for building 5G base stations on substations, which 
appropriately addresses this issue. The solution enables energy suppliers, 
tower providers, and carriers to benefit by sharing infrastructure resources. 
Energy suppliers provide physical bases for substations, which carriers can use 
to deploy 5G base stations. Carriers lease substation cabinets and power supply 
from energy providers to ensure uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for 5G base 
stations. Using Huawei's unique 5G antenna technology, tower providers can 
fully utilize and integrate their tower resources by mounting multiple types of 
antennas onto one mono-pole tower.

5G Mining Solution

Huawei and Yuexin Intelligent Machinery collaborated to develop applications 
with 5G technology. By using the Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication 
(URLLC) feature of 5G networks, Huawei successfully applied 5G networks to the 
largest molybdenum mine in China and enabled autonomous driving of mining 
trucks and remote control of excavators. On-site excavators in another mine in 
Luoyang, China, can be remotely controlled from Huawei's exhibition hall in 
Shenzhen via the 5G network. The two locations are over 2,000 kilometers apart. 
Using the Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) feature of 5G networks, mining 
companies can conduct AI-based analytics for a large number of on-site videos 
captured by fixed and mobile cameras to facilitate precise and efficient 
mining. 5G technology will help reduce many manual operations in the mining 
industry and enable unmanned smart mining in the future.

Intelligent AI Power Line Inspection Solution

Huawei and Zhiyang Innovation jointly developed an intelligent power 
transmission solution. The solution integrates front-end reasoning, cloud-based 
training, and cloud-edge synergy. It uses Huawei's Ascend AI processors to 
build an intelligent power transmission monitoring system. Huawei Atlas 200 AI 
acceleration modules with embedded Ascend AI processors are integrated into 
pole and tower monitoring units. After installation, the units can perform 
intelligent analysis for the poles and towers. The modules work with the cloud 
to update detection algorithms in real time and automatically monitor and 
transmit potential hazards such as mechanical intrusion, foreign objects, and 
bird nests to the monitoring center with no manual assistance. In this way, the 
efficiency of power line inspection is improved more than five times that of 
the traditional method, and secure and stable power line operation is ensured.

Intelligent Distribution Transformer + Edge Computing

Huawei, China Electric Power Research Institute, State Grid Shandong Electric 
Power, State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power, NARI Group, and XJ Group jointly 
launched a new type of smart distribution transformer. The new smart 
distribution transformer adopts the 'software-defined terminal' design concept 
and uses an open edge computing architecture. Upgrade and additional features 
can be applied flexibly through apps, enhancing the configuration of resources 
and improving response to requirement changes by the power distribution 
network. The product implements innovative plug-and-play and interconnection 
between devices. It conducts local comprehensive analysis and intelligent 
decision-making on various types of collected data and effectively supports 
service requirements such as power failure analysis, power distribution device 
status management, electric vehicle charging control, and high-quality customer 

SOURCE: Huawei