IBM Partners with Oncor to Bring Smart Grid to Texas

by Angela Guess

According to a new article out of the company, IBM has announced “a big data project with Oncor, the largest electric delivery company in Texas, that delivers an advanced power grid to help ensure efficient electricity delivery and enable more than 3 million Texas homes and businesses to play a more active role in helping conserve energy. The new intelligent system provides Oncor with pinpoint access and insight into billions of data measurement points, from advanced meters and networking devices, to transmission sensors, power lines and generation plants. The project will also enable consumers to better manage energy consumption via an interactive web portal. To date, many Texan households have noted a 10 percent decrease in energy usage since the implementation.”

The article continues, “Oncor is the largest regulated electric distribution and transmission company in Texas. With more than 118,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, Oncor delivers power to more than 3 million homes and businesses in a service territory that includes Dallas and Fort Worth in North Texas and reaches to western, southern and eastern parts of the state. By the end of this year, the company plans to have installed approximately 3.2 million advanced meters across Texas.”

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photo credit: Oncor

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