22 Apr '11, 5pm

6 Trends Shaping The Smart Grid #energy #green

6 Trends Shaping The Smart Grid #energy #green

is definitely key as well. Companies coming up with ways to collect, and more importantly sort out, understand, and report the massive amounts of information tracked about the electricity grid, all have a vast opportunity to stake a claim in the smart grid scene and shape how we understand the information coming in. It's one thing to monitor data, it's another thing to make it meaningful. As the report states, "Whatever the obstacles, utilities will need to avoid being very data rich but very information poor. Thus, data analytics will play a major role from the very beginning of smart grid deployments." Demand response is the part of the smart grid that connects consumers to their energy use through real-time pricing, intelligent appliances that turn on when rates are lowest, and so on. The report points out that currently, this area is highly fragmented and there's oppor...

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