Monday, 23 April 2012
The Internet of Electricity
Energy farmers are truly empowered by emerging smart grid technology. The grid has been dubbed "the Internet of Electricity"– just as the Internet enabled a dramatic improvement in the efficiency of commerce and communication, the smart grid will enable the electric grid to efficiently produce and deliver the ideal amount of power exactly when and where it is needed. Using the smart grid, consumers can create an online energy profile that automatically manages energy according to their personal consumption preferences. Additionally, smart grid software provides utilities with a network operating system to integrate and optimise various new technologies, including smart meters, batteries, solar panels and plug-in electric vehicles.