The Industrial IoT Enables a Smarter Grid
Implementing the Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) involves connecting various mechanical and electrical systems —some of which have been in service for more than a century—to the Internet. To make this happen, new cloud-based services and analytics back-ends are needed. Devices making up the Industrial IoT usually have long product cycles, and are often required to operate reliably under extreme conditions and in harsh environments. For security reasons, HVAC, power control, and other industrial systems must be protected from unauthorized access to prevent damage due to malicious activity.
The smart grid operates in a manner similar to how an accountant manages a financial institution. You earn money first (that’s renewable energy), count the money (that’s the meter), and then manage your finances (that’s the substation). The most important aspect of an efficient smart electricity grid is “Peak Load Management,” which refers to maintaining precise control of load management devices to offer superior demand response. Facilities that use distributed energy storage technologies to store clean, renewable energy created onsite can pump excess power back into the electric grid during off-peak periods.
Industrial IoT Enables Smarter Solar and Wind Energy
The solar and wind energy industries now face the threat of contraction after several years of steady expansion. This is due to a lessening of government subsidies and development incentives, and lingering uncertainty about solar and wind power’s ability to meet growing energy demands. This perceived risk can deter investment. IoT-enabled services have a critical role to play in removing this uncertainty by increasing energy output and keeping output levels stable, cutting operational and maintenance costs, and providing solid performance data.
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