Wednesday, January 04, 2012

smart grid solution

The way we use energy, the way we distribute it and the way we produce it will have to change in the upcoming years. we have already seen how smart metering and billing is coming into play and you see smart grids coming up. The company I am currently working for is also heavily investing in this area and it is a very exiting field to work in and to think about. Specially the smart grid options we can design in the upcoming years is a exiting field.

"A smart grid is a digitally enabled electrical grid that gathers, distributes, and acts on information about the behavior of all participants (suppliers and consumers) in order to improve the efficiency, importance, reliability, economics, and sustainability of electricity services."

A interesting talk at Google by Erich Gunther can be found below:

Presented by Erich W. Gunther.
The smart grid is a big topic these days, but before there was a smart grid newspaper headline, the utilities have been experimenting with TCP/IP in the backend networks for a while now. Erich Gunther of enernex ( will present a reference model and concept of network operations for the power industry including how Internet Protocols fit in that space. Along the way he will touch on what has worked, what hasn't and some of the security issues along the way.

Erich W. Gunther is the co-founder, chairman and chief technology officer for EnerNex Corporation - an electric power research, engineering, and consulting firm - located in Knoxville Tennessee. With 30 years of experience in the electric power industry, Erich is no stranger to smart grid - he has been involved in defining what smart grid is before the term itself was coined.

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