Smart grids are the ultimate no-brainer solution for the sensible use of electricity, the commodity that makes our hyperconnected world possible. These tools can intelligently allocate power, saving the planet's finite resources and cutting consumers' energy bills. However, the barriers to this
Big data and analytics today greatly helps any industry in leveraging the power of realizing greater insights from the constant and overflowing influx of data, be that data-at-rest or data-in-motion. This data, although complexly unstructured and in abundant, when subjected to the right Analytics
The issue of security for the energy and utility industry has historically focused on the physical security of its sites and keeping hackers from accessing the IT environment. This has been reasonably easy to manage as there are limited endpoints, many of which operate in isolation. But this is
For energy & utilities firms, big data is not software or a product or even a technology. It’s a business strategy - a long-term, executive-level commitment to treat information as a strategic asset with IT providing the resources needed to bring it to life.
Technology in the energy and utilities industry is becoming increasingly advanced, including that of smart meters and smart grids. Although the evolution of these technologies provides companies with tremendous business insight, they also generate unprecedented data volume, speed and complexity.
Many energy and utility companies get their first introduction to big data after they implement a smart meter project. While traditional meter reading occurs once a month, a smart meter can stream data every 15 minutes, or 2,880 times a month. That’s a whopping 287,900 percent increase in data that
It isn’t until the lights go out and the HVAC system stops working that most of us appreciate how important utilities are to our everyday lives. For the most part, energy and utility companies have operated in a predictable, linear way with reliable service, in spite of population growth and
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Evolving technologies in the energy and utilities industry, including smart meters and smart grids, can provide companies with unprecedented capabilities for forecasting
James Kobielus recaps the July 24 big data tweetchat, sharing insights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Trident Marketing, TDWI and others. Find out how they started their big data initiatives, their results to date and advice for others.
Utility companies are facing a step change in the industry from many factors at once: social and political pressures on generation, increasing data volumes from smart grid and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) technologies and sweeping regulatory changes amongst. Evolving technology in the
As our populations grow in a world of limited resources governments and individuals seek ways to lighten our load on the planet. In the Smart Grid R&D Program, PNNL investigates how modernizing the electric grid can help the US meet its carbon management goals. In The Smart Grid: An Estimation