The Internet of Things is celebrating its fifth annual ‘day’ with several events being hosted worldwide.
From New York to London and all the way to Sidney, CEOs, designers and tech lovers are getting together to celebrate a world of 15 billion connected Things.
However, as the hype over IoT grows ever bigger, questions over privacy and security have also started to be raised, leading architects to have to rethink their security software strategy.
via 5 experts celebrate IoT Day with CBR – Computer Business Review.
Dinesh Sharma, SAP’s VP of Marketing, Internet of Things, tells CBR about strategy, competition and the impact of the ‘Networked Economy’.
via SAP on the future of the Internet of Things – Computer Business Review.
The U.S. wind energy industry generally gets overlooked as the solar industry grabs the biggest share of the spotlight in the renewables world. Solar is getting cheaper almost by the day. Many expect rooftop solar coupled with energy storage to be the next big thing, and the net metering debate continues.
But two new Energy Department reports say U.S. wind energy is quite healthy, thank you. DOE considers wind power to be a “key component” of the strategy to cut carbon pollution, diversify the country’s energy economy and more. Scan the press release below for an overview and click on the links for more detail.
via Smart Grid: U.S. wind energy industry is doing quite well too (It’s not all about solar).
Employing renewable systems like solar and wind generators is becoming a widely adopted strategy due to the trends that indicate increasing prices of electricity. The shift towards renewable energy imposes challenges on the supply and demand side. On the supply side, the challenge is coordination of renewable of many small and volatile energy sources. The challenges are even greater when the supply requires cross-border cooperation. On the demand side, the main challenge that large consumers of electrical energy in industrial manufacturing are faced with, is how to respond to the extending energy market.
via Shift Towards Renewable Energy and Technology for a Smarter Grid – Press Release – Digital Journal.
American cities import many things, including electricity – and that is a problem. For instance, New York City imports electricity from coal-burning plants in Pennsylvania.
A better strategy might be to generate the electricity as close as possible to where it is used. But that is challenging. Urban land is expensive and scarce. Renewables are tough to do at scale. And nobody wants a power plant in their backyard.
via Smart Grid: Proof that fuel cells are starting to catch on.
Computing giant Intel has used its high profile CeBIT 2014 press conference to declare a new collaborative security strategy involving itself, McAfee, and Wind River.
Both McAfee and Wind River are already part of the Intel Security Group, so the announcement focused specifically on plans to beef up security around Intel’s growing Smart Grid solutions arm.
via Intel, McAfee announce new collaborative security strategy at CeBIT 2014 | ITProPortal.com.
The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), a public/private partnership devoted to statewide implementation of the smart grid, is praising Governor Andrew Cuomo for his vision on energy issues, his foresight in recognizing the importance and urgency in upgrading New York’s electric grid, and his leadership in advancing community-based microgrid solutions. These strategies are outlined in Governor Cuomo’s “Reimagining New York for a New Reality” strategy.
“Community grids protect people, businesses and infrastructure from the devastation of extreme weather and from extended power outages as were experienced following Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee,” said James T. Gallagher, executive director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium. “The power grid of the future will provide more flexibility and choices for consumers and Governor Cuomo’s NYPrize competition will be a catalyst for the grid’s transformation.”
via NYSSGC: Governor’s energy strategy shows leadership, vision – FierceSmartGrid.
New research from Ecova reveals that 2014 will be a challenging year for those responsible for managing energy resources, forcing them to take steps to improve results and build a total energy and sustainability management strategy in order to remain competitive.
via 2014 energy management trends: Water second only to energy – FierceEnergy.
More than two-thirds of utility executives believe that the benefits of smart grids and smart meter deployments — which include improved customer service, reliability and outage response — will exceed original industry forecasts, according to a new global survey by Accenture. A large majority of executives surveyed (85 percent) also expect the industry’s competitive landscape to change in the next five years, with more new entrants in the areas of energy efficiency and demand response, data services and distributed power generation.
via Smart grid technology core part of utility investment strategy – FierceSmartGrid.
John McDonald, director of technical strategy and policy development at General Electric, gave the introductory lecture for the Building Research Collaborations: Electricity Systems Workshop at the Burton K. Morgan Center at Discovery Park this morning.
via GE director of technical strategy lectures on smart grids – Purdue Exponent: Campus.