To enable energy sales and connectivity to the grid, distributed, battery based power banks must be monitored for battery status, performance, and environmental factors. This had been performed via periodic encrypted file transfer to a remote cloud storage environment for research and analytics via OPC, Modbus and MQTT protocols through a VPN. However, to improve ensure maximum power charge/discharge efficiency, load balancing, battery lifespan, and safety, the operator required a more timely, secure method to connect the power storage units to their monitoring center. Due to the maintenance requirements and insecurity of firewalls, the operator sought a higher security, lower maintenance solution to enable and secure the remote monitoring connection.
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