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The Application of Information and Communications Technologies to the Power Grid – Part 2

The Application of Information and Communications Technologies to the Power Grid – Part 2

This is a continuation of the review of Preliminary Discussion Draft: NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0. Chapter 4: Standards Identified for Implementation (pp. 62–120) This is the chapter I am most interested in. Table 4-1 (page 70) contains a set of standards, specifications, and guidelines that NIST deems important [...]

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The Application of Information and Communications Technologies to the Power Grid – Part 1

The Application of Information and Communications Technologies to the Power Grid – Part 1

I have been advocating the application of information and communications technologies to the power grid and any elements that are part of or connect to the power grid. There are many such application areas, including measuring and monitoring, communications and networking, data collection, aggregation and storage, and data processing and analytics. So you might want [...]

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Streaming Analytics Applied to the Power Industry

Streaming Analytics Applied to the Power Industry

I research the application of ICT to the power industry. ICT moves and progresses very rapidly, but it does not do so in isolation. Its benefits should be applied to other areas for assistance and further improvement. With the advent of sensor technologies, more equipment and devices in the smart grid are being tagged with [...]

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How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way – Part 2

How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Interfaces required to multiple domains I think their decision to keep themselves a software infrastructure company is smart. In this way, they can apply their systems to many market segments where operations are involved. When operations are performed, some kinds of data are generated and often times those [...]

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How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way — Part 1

How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way — Part 1

Smart grid is where power, IT, and communications meet. In this blog, IT and communications technologies are grouped as ICT. These days, most industry areas have become so complex that we cannot cope with problems without applying ICT. When smart grid was first introduced, Cisco declared that the power grid would be much bigger than [...]

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Present and Future of Electric Vehicles

Present and Future of Electric Vehicles

Before I bought a Prius, I thought EVs were a bunch of toys and would have no market anytime soon. Granted that a Prius is not an EV, after I got one, I felt as if I was driving a computer. After all, I am an IT guy and what is better than driving a [...]

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Wi-Fi for Smart Grid, One Year after my Previous Report

I had a chance to talk with Greg Ennis at the recent ConnectivityWeek about Wi-Fi’s progress. I talked to him about a year ago about Wi-Fi’s role in smart grid and posted this blog. I have not followed Wi-Fi closely of late, and the last topic I was aware of was 802.11n, which boosts bandwidth [...]

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What Are IT Companies Doing in Smart Grid?

As is true for telecom companies, there hasn’t been much discussion about what IT companies like Oracle are doing in the smart grid segment. A rare exception is the report written by David Leeds of GTM Research (free download with registration, and see page 21). David described vendors and their focus areas in smart grid. [...]

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What Are Cellular Players Doing for Smart Grid?

When I hear great stories about smart grid, they are usually about smart meters, automated metering infrastructure (AMI), demand and response, home energy management, and so on. Networking is mentioned but mostly as an adjunct to those functions. Because the home area is familiar to us ordinary consumers, I hear a lot about ZigBee, Wi-Fi, [...]

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A Chat with Silver Spring Network’s Eric Dresselhuys

Smart grid is evolving so rapidly that it is hard to catch a glimpse of what’s really going on at a given moment. I gather information by reading lots of articles, blog posts, and tweets, going to conferences, and talking to experts. To many of us, smart grid is smart meters and home network/home energy [...]

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