It all started with smart meters. As part of a broader system of digital innovation, smart meters—and the volumes of data collected from the grid and single devices —was an early stepping stone for utility transformation.
In the Internet of Things age, the grid has become much more than a two-way connection between users and utility. It is transforming into a dynamic, multi-dimensional relationship between customers, utilities and all of the energy resources on the grid, from the solar panels on rooftops to the electric vehicles on the roads and parked in garages. And as the smart grid begins to live up to its full potential, utilities can live up to theirs, transforming from commodity providers into market makers that connect customers to a broad spectrum of services.
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