Steven E. Collier is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Milsoft Utility Solutions. Operating from his office in Austin, Texas, he assists Milsoft with corporate business development and industry relations.
In this part one interview, IEEE Smart Grid Expert Steve Collier explains how the Internet, which until now has primarily connected people to other people and things, is rapidly becoming more about connecting things directly to things. The electric utility grids in developed economies are transforming from a few, large loosely connected, monolithic, centrally monitored and controlled grids to many, smaller networks with distributed, autonomous monitoring and control.
QUESTION: Is the Internet of Things (IoT) a concept or a technology? How come IoT is related to the smart grid?