29 Jun '11, 5pm

IBM Coordinates Smart Grid Data in South Korea: On the island of Jeju off of South Korea, a smart grid revolut...

IBM Coordinates Smart Grid Data in South Korea: On the island of Jeju off of South Korea, a smart grid revolut...

On the island of Jeju off of South Korea , a smart grid revolution might be underway. The project, which has already been in the planning stages for years, is not merely a pilot to test a home area network or a few smart switches on the grid. Instead, Korea Electric Power Company test bed is the world’s largest smart grid community to try out business models and technologies and then translate them into a plan for the rest of the country. One of the recent developments is the Total Operations Center that will be operated by IBM, one of the many corporate partners involved in the project. The center is an integrated energy management system, not just for KEPCO, but also for the other 160 companies -- including SK Telecom, Hyundai and LG -- operating at Jeju to monitor smart grid data and information on international markets. "This collaboration with KEPCO will not only impr...

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