Many electric distribution utilities are investing in distribution automation applications as part of their grid modernization strategies. Distribution Automation applications play a critical role in improving reliability, efficiency, asset utilization and performance of the power delivery system and can be broadly classified into 4 major categories – Routine Operational Efficiency, Management of Peak Loads, Prediction of Equipment Failure, and System Restoration after Failure Occurs.
Next week, March 2-5, the GSMA is expecting 90,000 attendees at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, which is an increase from the 85,000 attendees in 2014. Those attendees will see 2,000 exhibiting companies filling 100,000 square meters of exhibition halls – that is nearly 20 times larger than the White House. It’s pretty clear: in the mobile industry, anyone who is anyone will be at Mobile World Congress next week.
With the transformative potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming increasingly apparent, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron asked the government’s Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport to make recommendations to ensure that the U.K. will take a leadership role in IoT.
Walport recently visited Aeris to discuss his report, “The Internet of Things: Making the Most of the Second Digital Revolution.”
Walport told Aeris executives that the report seeks to strike a balance between encouraging innovation and taking into consideration privacy and security issues that arise when a billion devices are connected to the Internet and transmit information.
Machina Research, the noted U.K.-based analysis firm covering machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, recently published its predictions for M2M/IoT in 2015. As you’ll see below, they’ve covered a variety of areas, which we at Aeris are heartened to see apply to our strengths.