Solutions and Services

Smart Grid Solutions

Utilities are facing increasing requirements for a more reliable, more energy-efficient and better-performing grid infrastructure - all while keeping day-to-day operations running smoothly. As regulatory, economic and environmental pressures continue to build, one thing that hasn't changed is our demand for innovation. Anixter Power Solutions helps shape smart grid vision and execute smart grid solutions - efficiently, reliably and cost effectively.

Our automation specialists have developed comprehensive, end-to-end solutions that integrate a wide range of discrete products and services with existing transmission and distribution infrastructure. As part of your team, we bring flawless execution and seamless integration.


Implementation Challenge:



Significant investment - initial and ongoing cost can be daunting
  • Deep supplier relationships and buying power
  • Integrated approach that's more cost-effective than purchasing individual components
Where to start - the need for strategic framework that shows how to align with and help drive smart grid adoption
  • Expertise and teamwork to help you effectively shape your smart grid vision
  • Teamwork between sales representatives and automation specialists
Lack of consumer knowledge - smart grid marketplace is fragmented and not well defined
  • Technologies and services that help you better understand segment knowledge, consumer behavior and technology adoption
Integrating discrete technologies - how to seamlessly and reliably bring together many products, services and technologies
  • Proven integration of smart grid solution and all of its components
  • End-to-end capabilities; hardware, software and services
  • Leverage supplier relationships
Leveraging data
  • Ability to transform data into meaningful information and potential cost-savings
  • Services for improving processes and maximizing smart grid benefits


Smart Grid Capabilities

  • Design and project planning
  • Strategic sourcing and procurement
  • Inventory, material and logistics management
  • Comprehensive deployment services and solution life cycle management

Professional Services

  • Project analysis
  • Network design
  • Department of Energy (DOE) metric reporting
  • Project and performance management


  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
    • Including design, installation and continuous improvement services
  • Meter data management, pre-payment and customer portal
  • Demand-response/demand-side management
    • Including components for HAN and load control
  • Cyber security, Hardware and software platforms; installation and integration
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
  • Distribution automation
  • High-speed broadband, phone and television
  • RF mesh networking
  • WiFi/WiMax/FM Infrastructure
  • Installation and change-out services for smart grid meters