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Unbarring the Untapped Potential of IoT in Utilities
By Utilities Tech Outlook | Friday, August 02, 2019
Utilities, by virtue of technology and experience garnered, are now poised with the inclination to play an instrumental role in leveraging IoT.
FREMONT, CA: According to a report, the world's energy consumption will rise by 48% by 2040. The use of solar energy is increasing globally at the cost of continuous improvement of solar panels. Various utility businesses are on edge to adopt IoT technology, and investing in this advanced technology will help in enhancing consumer perception. Investments in smart meter, grids, and home automation allow utility companies to recapture the energy industry and drive top-line growth. Customer demand for renewable energy is active, as evidenced by rapid growth and innovation in solar rooftop technology and adoption.
The concept of smart grids and smart meters are used to measure predated internet of Things. The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in the utility industry is creating new opportunities to connect with the consumer, grid, and the world. An inundation of data streaming into the utility can harness to make decisions. To monitor customer use, businesses can utilize home automation and then adjust access as required. Companies can collect data on service delivery, managing infrastructure, and continually meeting customer needs. Users don't rely on utilities these days, and as the spread of solar and wind energy applications continues to grow, the options available to consumers do too. Solar sharing programs are significant, and customers can now tap into a peers' solar panel system and go off the grid without making a substantial investment.
Connecting utilities create fluidity and introduce new opportunities for income. Concluding connectivity from generation to consumption provides unbelievable data and insight. Utilities get an opportunity to streamline the function and satisfy spikes in demand empowering utilities to manage infrastructure thoroughly. It builds an opportunity for the utility business to move more sources of energy into the system that generates a new source of revenue and growth for the organization.
Startups are stepping up as costs drop and providing consumers with new options. Utilities have to improve their services, manage their costs better, and offer renewable to avoid adversities. IoT offers an effective solution to this problem as the adoption of IoT innovation promises benefits and cost savings. Organizations that acclimatize provides a satisfying level of service to the customer with a cheaper and reliable energy source. Many utility companies have now started optimizing these processes before growing interest and investments in IoT.
The IoT is a sequence of technologies and connected business processes that inspire devices of all kinds with the expertise to communicate information regarding their status to separate systems, building the opportunity to assess and act on this new origin of data. Utilities can implement IoT in an efficient manner and with this, comes possibility, as well as long-term growth potential in an enterprise that's already being disrupted by wind and solar.