IoT, internet of things, GoT, grid of things, smart cities, smartgrid, smart grid, connective, grid connection, utility, utilities
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Grid of Things (GoT) are rapidly evolving into smart cities. Electric utilities/electricity providers are at the heart of this effort, providing, in many cases, the electric, communications and device infrastructures that form the core ecosystem upon which connected and interoperable devices are built. The emergence of smart cities is happening all over the world.
Communities are delivering customer value by: improving, better managing and optimizing electricity and natural gas delivery; managing precious water resources; transforming transportation infrastructures; and, leveraging sensor data to improve building efficiency. In the process, utilities and their customers are becoming more sustainable, lowering their carbon footprints and exploring and finding areas where they can work together to conserve resources.
The sessions in this track will look at some of the technologies and trends that will allow utilities to live in the interconnected world of smart cities that is being created through IoT and GoT.
• Electric, gas and water operations managers
• Electric, gas and water utility engineers
• State and local regulators
• Microgrid developers
• Renewable energy developers
• Commercial/industrial utility customers
• Data analytics professionals
• Lighting system designers and engineers