Big Data: Enabler of an Intelligent, Sustainable Grid

Date: 1 February 2016
Electric Energy Online

As an IEEE Smart Grid Expert, Steve Collier knows a thing or two about the evolution and history of the U.S. grid and electric utility. In his Electric Energy Online article, Collier not only provides a thorough summary of the past but also what’s to be expected in the future. With the introduction of the Internet of Things and Big Data, the sky’s the limit… in terms of how the modern utility can become more modernized (and the power grid with it). Collier’s key term and differentiator is distributed energy resources (DER). While combining DER with new technologies and other new innovations—such as EVs, microgrids, and much more—the electric grid will soon become the grid of today, as we learn from the experiences of yesterday’s grid.

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