Kymeta Expands into Energy Sector with FMC GlobalSat

The Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station in Iceland. Photo: Wikimedia/Gretar Ivarsson.

The Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station in Iceland. Photo: Wikimedia/Gretar Ivarsson.

Kymeta announced it has expanded its distribution network to include FMC GlobalSat. The new partnership will make Kymeta’s satellite communications and internet connectivity capabilities available to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy facilities.

According to the company, the renewable energy market has traditionally been limited to available connectivity options, such as fiber optic cables and microwave point-to-point systems, which are very expensive, don’t work everywhere, and often do not provide reliable connectivity. This is problematic for renewable energy facilities, where power grids require consistent load balancing, monitoring, security, safety protocol management, and asset management.

“Renewable energy operations most often exist in remote locations far away from major metropolitan areas and have few or no options for connectivity,” said Steve Sybeldon, Kymeta’s vice president of business development. “Kymeta solutions are reliable, utilize satellite communications that are available where terrestrial solutions are not, and are compatible with future Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations.”

“Renewable energy operators can’t afford to have their power grid go offline, or to lose communication with their power plant, even momentarily. When terrestrial networks go down in a storm or a natural disaster, it’s possible for connectivity to the grid to be lost. Kymeta satellite solutions curtail many of the limitations experienced with terrestrial networks,” Sybeldon continued.

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