A lot of this technology is related to the internet of things. Its impact may already be felt in homes today: for example, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) enables customers to pay less for nighttime and off-peak energy consumption.
Fremont, CA: The world urgently requires a green city revolution. According to UN data, cities may account for less than 2 percent of the Earth's land, yet they together emit more than 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions while consuming 78 percent of the planet's energy.
The revolution will most likely not be galvanized, as cities around the world get smarter at an almost imperceptible rate. A smart city is not always a sustainable city.
Smart grids and electric vehicles, two linked technologies that are becoming prevalent in cities around the world, will hasten the green city pace of innovation.
According to a recent analysis on smart grids in power, smart grid technology enables electrical grids to respond digitally to electricity consumption trends. These tendencies can shift quickly in bigger populations. Control systems and automation and IT and communication modules enable smart technologies to combine and smarten the grid. This, in turn, optimizes electricity generation and distribution to serve a greater number of end customers.
A lot of this technology is related to the internet of things. Its impact may already be felt in homes today: for example, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) enables customers to pay less for nighttime and off-peak energy consumption. Smart home apps make grids smarter by shutting off devices when users are not around. Electric and digital devices, whether smart or not, can all be networked together in modern homes.
Another key part can be found outside the consumer end. Energy management systems (EMS) monitor, control and optimize generation and transmission systems with computer-aided tools. Various EMS subsystems help restore power after outages or, more usefully, mitigate the chances of outages within energy-guzzling cities.