Smart home is not only about making home secure and automated, its also about saving energy by switching on and switching off of various appliances at home as per the need of home occupants using IOT enabled systems.A smart home otherwise can be also called as automated home by using Internet of things (IoT) technology, can save 10% of electric power consumption, according to a study by U.S.-based Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which was earlier known as consumer Electronics Association, the industry body which conducts world-famous Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas U.S.
The roll out of 5G networks is coming and it will radically change the Internet of Things. Low latency networks will empower connected and self-driving cars; make remote surgery robots safer and smart cities more responsive… Halo Neuroscience built headgear for athletes that deliver small electric impulses to the part of the motor cortex responsible for coordinating movement. That’s taking the idea of super-charging to the next level… One of the co-founders of Zipcar has a far-out idea called “mesh networking,” which she believes will be a cost-effective way to build an Internet of Things for connected cars…
The makers of a new “smart plug” claim it can save companies and organizations millions of dollars each year on electric bills.Boss Controls is a Pittsburgh-based company that produces the plugs. They’re designed to go directly into a wall outlet. But unlike traditional plugs, these gadgets are programmed to turn themselves on and off.CEO Greg Puschnigg said they’re designed to reduce energy usage during times when devices, such as vending machines, copiers, coffee pots and computers, are not being used.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released a long-awaited ruling on cybersecurity regulations for the U.S. electric grid — with one stark omission. In its ruling, FERC determined, “With regard to argument that the Commission should do more to promote grid security by mandating secure communications between all facilities of the bulk electric system, such as substations, the record in the immediate proceeding does not support such a broad requirement at this time. However, if in the future it becomes evident that such action is warranted, the Commission may revisit this issue.”
Tollgrade Communications, Inc., the industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced today it has been selected to provide its LightHouse distribution monitoring platform with Medium Voltage (MV) Smart Grid Sensors to Scottish Power Energy Network (SPEN) for SPEN’s Accelerating Renewables Connection (ARC) project.
SIGFOX, the world-leader in IoT connectivity, and Glen Canyon Corp., a provider of low-cost smart meters and AMI solutions to electric utilities worldwide, today announced plans to connect 1 million meters to the SIGFOX network in the coming year. “The SIGFOX network is an obvious choice for Glen Canyon’s low-cost, plug-and-play smart meters, because it is fully in line with our commitment to provide highly functional but affordable smart meters to utilities around the world” Glen Canyon already has installed more than 20 million meters in China, Africa and the U.S., supported by its AMI, or advanced metering infrastructure. As a critical part of smart-utility systems, AMI provides regular, two-way communication between smart meters and energy providers, which allows them to closely monitor usage and allows their customers to moderate their consumption according to cost at the time of use.
Regulators in New York recently released guidance for the state’s electric utilities’ distributed system implementation plans, which are due next June.One of the items that utilities will have to address is the need for advanced metering infrastructure to meet the goals of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision. REV calls for the elimination of electric peaks, greater distributed generation, and more consumer participation in energy markets, and requires utilities to enable those transactions.
There are more than 1.4 million smart meters installed in northern Illinois and customers with them can leverage smart meter-enabled tools and pricing programs to help them manage their energy usage and save money on electric bills.
The UK government is working on bringing wireless technology to electric vehicles (EV), and is so far ahead on the technology they plan to begin trials later this year. The project is being conducted by the UK government agency Highways England, and is looking at technology needed to power electric and hybrid vehicles on major roads in the country.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) Final Rule, issued earlier this week, sets goals and mandates for the nation’s power plants to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that create pollution. But many of the nation’s largest electric utilities have already made significant reductions in the last couple years, according to a report produced, in part, by Ceres — the most comprehensive analysis to date on U.S. power plant air pollution emissions, which examined carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and mercury emissions from the nation’s 100 largest electric power producers.