Building a fully smart energy grid — an “internet of things,” as it’s often called — means linking many millions of devices across our entire electricity infrastructure: meters, transformers, wind turbines, rooftop solar panels, power plants and more.
Getting all these devices to “talk” with one another for optimum efficiency, which is after all the idea behind a smart grid, will mean a lot of data travelling back and forth in all directions. How much data? Imagine a tsunami of bits and bytes … maybe as much as 800 terabytes of data a year, which is about how much raw web data Google processes annually.
So what do we do with that much data? How do we manage it, secure it and mine it for valuable intelligence that can make our energy habits even smarter? That’s the subject of a coming Greenbang webinar.
“What to do with smart grid data” is scheduled for 2:30 to 3:30 pm GMT Thursday, Feb. 10. A prelude to other conferences that will be presented by Greenbang later this year, the webinar event is a January special that’s free to attend. However, places are limited to the first 100 attendees, so early registration is recommended.
Online registration is available here.
The webinar will explore a range of issues associated with the development of smart grids. While deployments of smart meters and smart city infrastructure will keep moving forward in 2011, questions remain over the business models of the companies installing, controlling or owning the equipment. The data collected from smart technology is key to the success of these businesses — but what will be done with that data?
Other questions to be examined during the webinar include: Where are the business opportunities? How will the smart grid eventually improve the lives of people? What are the security risks? And what kind of regulation will there be?
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2:30 to 3:30 pm GMT Thursday, Feb. 10
NOTE: As a January special, this online webinar event is free to attend but places are limited to 100 attendees so register early.