Tag Archive for energy data

Cutting Business Energy Costs with the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing in The Guardian, Duncan Jefferies recently reported, “Smart appliances that communicate with each other and share information using the internet are already available. Indeed, the Internet of things has featured on lists of game-changing technologies for years, and is arguably one of the most hyped tech innovations around. With sensors getting…

Safeguarding the Smart Energy Grid

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by Angela Guess Adam Stone of Emergency Management recently wrote, ” Sci-fi movies have warned us again and again: Sooner or later, our technology will destroy us. The moment will come when machines become so smart, they will become a force for destruction rather than the engine of our general betterment. Will it be the smart energy grid that…

SMArc: Optimizing Energy Consumption with Semantic Technologies

The Daily Fusion reports, “Semantic Middleware Architecture (SMArc) is the result of a research conducted by the Department of Engineering and Telematics Architectures of Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías del Software y Sistemas Multimedia (CITSEM) of the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM).”

Making Smart Grids as Smart as Possible with Big Data Solutions

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by Angela Guess Benjamin Lack of The Energy Collective recently wrote, “From smart phones, to web servers to the broadband links in between, utilities crank out all the electricity that keeps our digital economy humming. Go behind the scenes and you’ll see that utilities have still more in common with typical high tech companies than…

AutoGrid: Tackling the Smart Grid Problem

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by Angela Guess Jeff St. John of Green Tech Media reports, “The smart grid presents an interesting problem for the world of big data, and particularly the field of unstructured data. Where traditional data management requires its data to be formalized and regimented, unstructured data systems take their data as-is, so to speak, from the literally…

Major Data Management Challenges Facing the Smart Grid

by Angela Guess A new article reports “Overlaying the power grid with a communications and control network will provide utilities with terrific new business capabilities. The Smart Grid figures to enable utilities to more effectively offset service theft, to monitor for and blunt the impact of outages, to better foresee and accommodate spikes in user…

The Utility Smart Grid

by Angela Guess A new article takes a look at the application of Big Data in the energy industry, data gained from the so-called Smart Grid: “While utilities do have a learning curve to climb about data management and analytics, end users (residential, commercial, and industrial customers) also need to learn the ramifications of the…