The transition to the Energy Cloud—where energy markets become more distributed, clean, and intelligent—is speeding up. Utilities must adapt to this transformation to capture the value in new distributed energy resources (DER) and transactive energy markets. Until recently, the smart grid conversation was focused on hardware: smart grid technologies, smart meters, and in-home Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The industry is now shifting toward the next level of maturity on the technology adoption cycle: utilities have deployed smart meters; networks are digital; and utilities are experimenting with smart home technologies. The next challenge is how to extract value from the data generated by IoT devices while protecting critical infrastructure.
Utilities will increasingly turn to platforms to manage increasing volumes of IoT devices—and these platforms will be delivered by ecosystems of technology vendors. On this webinar, Intel discusses its view of the energy market and how it has created one of the most extensive partner ecosystems delivering Energy Cloud solutions.