3 ways the internet of things is transforming the energy sector

The internet of things (IoT) in the energy sector represents a new reality and already affects how we manage our power distribution and consumption enabling a more flexible and resilient energy grid.

The emerging IoT landscape will reach all aspects of the energy value chain and the rapid adoption of internet-connected devices enables a new digital foundation for the energy industry.

3 impacts of internet of things in energy

Our analysis has identified these key impact areas:

Engerati and our industry experts will share their work and knowledge on each of these impact areas through in-depth analysis, guest presentations, case studies and articles to show how they interplay and fit together.

For utilities, this means a greater flexibility to accommodate new energy sources, better management of assets, operations, customer service and enablement of new business models and services as well as greater reliability and enhanced security.

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Live Webinars

Value of submeters to energy efficiency services

Broadcast Date: Fri 21 Apr 13:00 UTC


Internet of things and big data technologies are opening the door to optimising buildings’ performance in terms of energy efficiency, environmental certificates and asset management. And helping to turn the key are submeters.




  • John Gionas

    Chief Commercial Officer
  • Stelios Koutroubinas

    Chief Executive Officer


The energy efficiency and building management sectors like to talk about the quick wins or low hanging fruit of cutting energy usage.

But how can you reach these goals if you don’t have real-time data on a building’s energy consumption?

The reality is submetered energy use data is not available for many buildings often due to the high cost of metering and gathering data. 

The commercial building market, including the public sector, is in need of reliable, cost-effective metering systems - especially at the panel level.

Submetering solution for building management

Energy monitoring and control sensor company Meazon has a solution.

Meazon Bizy Energy Cyber System is a new energy monitoring and control platform based on 15 years’ experience of embedded microelectronics design.

The internet of things-enabled small energy cyber meters have an open interface to the cloud and low total cost of ownership. The platform is integrated with Microsoft Azure & Power BI energy analytics platform, which provides meaningful energy insights.

The simple wireless submetering solution with a low cost of ownership makes it unique as an IoT-based Smart Energy Services Brokerage platform, providing services both on a local and cloud level.

In this webinar, you will discover:

  • How IoT energy submetering can help energy efficiency projects
  • Why Energy Performance Contracting is related to IoT energy submetering
  • The components and key characteristics of an IoT energy management solution
  • The value proposition of Meazon Bizy platform for utilities and energy services companies
  • How to use Meazon Bizy platform to boost your energy efficiency project

About Meazon

Based in Greece and with an office in Michigan, US, Meazon is an IoT energy management company that works with global utilities and energy service companies.

Meazon is conducting a pilot installation with the US Department of Energy, the only company out of more than 30 participating vendors to make it to the third phase of a submetering challenge.

The objective is to design a low total cost of ownership energy submeter for the US energy efficiency industry. The pilot is running from February 2017 to early March 2017.

About your speakers

Stelios Koutroubinas is co-founder and CEO of Meazon. Koutroubinas (B.Eng in Elec. Eng, PhD) is an expert in embedded electronics systems design. He worked at ATMEL, ending up as General Manager for their 150 person R&D division in Greece, where the team achieved breakthroughs in Wi-Fi chip design miniaturisation for clients like D-Link, Cisco, HP, Netgear, 3COM and AT&T. He is the author of 12 peer-reviewed papers and two patents.

John Gionas is co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Meazon. Gionas (BEng in Elec. Eng., MSc, MBA) is an electrical engineer and a technology business enthusiast. His background is in market introduction of new business concepts, corporate governance, strategic alliances development and leadership of commercial and delivery organisations. Gionas worked for more than 14 years in executive positions at Ericsson and ABB. He is a graduate of Berkeley’s Executive Programme in Management.



Value, values and asset management decision making

Broadcast Date: Tue 25 Apr 13:00 UTC


This webinar will explore the concept of value in ISO 55000 and explain how a utility’s strategic objectives and values can be used to develop a framework for asset management decisions.




  • Boudewijn Neijens

    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Rhys Davies

    Chair of the ISO/TC251 Committee and President of eAsset Management


This webinar will explore the concept of value in ISO 55000 and explain how a utility’s strategic objectives and values can be used to develop a framework for asset management decisions.

Energy and water providers acquire and manage assets because of the value they bring to the organisation. And they spend money and time maintaining and sustaining these assets to preserve their ability to deliver value.

Ageing infrastructure, low growth and increasingly sophisticated demands from regulators and other stakeholders are creating a perfect storm, which is placing conventional maintenance and capital planning practices under pressure.

This requires energy and water providers to do more with less and to become more transparent and rigorous in their business processes.

ISO 55000

Many providers are looking to recent developments in asset management best practices, most notably the new ISO 55000 management standard for asset management.

The essence of this standard is value realisation from assets - ensuring that the right things are being done right, and that these activities support the utility’s strategic objectives.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Explore the concept of value, and focus on two core aspects of the ISO 55000 standard - how capital decisions are and should be made, and what framework is required to ensure decisions are optimal for all stakeholders.
  • Introduce a decision-making maturity scale to help you gauge how your organisation makes decisions today, and where you want to be in the future. Using simple examples, we will illustrate how value, risk and time play crucial roles in effective decision making.
  • Explain how to build a Value Framework for asset management decisions. This includes identifying your most important value criteria, aligning all criteria to a common evaluation scale, and using these criteria to decide what actions or investments will deliver the highest value.

In this 60-minute webinar, you will gain an understanding of why it is important to quantify this value appropriately, because it’s a crucial factor in determining whether an investment has merit, and how it ranks compared with other possible investments in a resource-constrained world. We’ll also highlight the importance of timing since value, costs and risks all change with time.

We’ll conclude with some examples of how Value Frameworks are deployed in practice in energy and water utilities, and provide you with tips on how to get started!

Who should attend?

Senior utility executives responsible for asset management, planning and performance and strategy and regulation. The webinar is also relevant for directors of engineering and VPs of operations.



What's new in IoT for grid flexibility, asset management and predictive analytics?

Broadcast Date: Fri 28 Apr 13:00 UTC


Intelligent asset management, situational awareness and flexibility and resilience with the internet of things. Engerati analysts and industry experts join in this live energy webinar to highlight internet of things data insights for the energy sector.




  • Iain Stewart

    International Practice Partner Utilities & Smart Cities
  • John Simmins

    Technical Executive Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Program Power Delivery and Utilization Sector
  • Roger Goodwin

    VP, Industry Solutions Group


Internet of things (IoT) devices are flooding utility operations allowing the energy sector to use data insights to develop new energy services, enhance utility productivity and efficiency. Other benefits include improving real-time decision making, solving critical problems, and creating new and innovative experiences.

We have identified three key areas impacted by IoT and have invited top experts to share their knowledge and use cases in each of the areas below:

Impact 1: Intelligent asset management

As a result of this comprehensive monitoring, the adoption of advanced IoT enables visualisation, diagnosis and optimisation processes to create higher value-add potential for energy and asset management solutions.

Impact 2: Situational awareness with predictive grid analytics

As IoT makes sense of large amounts of data captured from machines, it uncovers valuable insights into the health and performance of generation, consumption, equipment and infrastructure. These predictive analytics allow utilities to identify impending problems early in order to avoid unexpected downtimes or failures.

Impact 3: Grid flexibility and resilience

The increase in decentralised generation is forcing utilities to rethink their business models. The IoT-enabled grid is making it possible for utilities to unlock business efficiencies improving grid flexibility and resilience.

Get involved and ask the experts

Following our presentations, you will have the chance to ask your questions to our experts.

Share your opinions with your peers and most importantly understand the fundamental impact to your business and the transformation opportunities presented by internet of things data insights.



Solutions for bridging IT/OT convergence in intelligent grid

Broadcast Date: Mon 08 May 13:00 UTC


How can you bridge IT and OT for intelligent grid applications? Is it possible to have an integration platform to make the IT/OT convergence for a whole system?




  • Daniel Sun

    Senior Product Sales Manager
  • Dean Samara-Rubio

    Solutions Architect for Energy and Utilities, Intel Internet of Things Group
  • Tony Milne

    Business Development Manager


In markets where smart grid automation integration is key there is a crucial gap in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). This means that many power and energy vendors’ systems cannot talk and communicate with each other.

Both manufacturers and system integrators need a basic knowledge of IT and OT so that they can provide or integrate a suitable system for grid implementation, such as substations, solar energy, wind energy and energy management applications.

In this 60-minute energy webinar, you will hear from three experts in the field of industrial Internet of Things.

Intel’s Dean Samara-Rubio will offer a broad perspective on the big trends in intelligent grid and the opportunities for data-driven planning and maintenance and ultimately micro-grid controls.

While Tony Milne and Daniel Sun from industrial computer company Advantech will bring concrete examples from the utility field where intelligent grid applications are helping with crucial IT/OT integration as well as updates on new technologies.

Key learnings

In this webinar, you can expect to:

  • Gain an overview of latest thinking and technologies in industrial Internet of Things
  • Understand how to increase visibility and control of smart edge devices
  • Learn about recommended standards for securing systems
  • Discover latest solutions to integrating renewable energy into the grid
  • Hear advice on automating high voltage substations

 

Join this webinar and bring your knowledge of industrial IoT technologies and applications right up to date.



Webinar Speakers

Iain Stewart

International Practice Partner Utilities & Smart Cities

John Simmins

Technical Executive Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Program Power Delivery and Utilization Sector

Roger Goodwin

VP, Industry Solutions Group

John Gionas

Chief Commercial Officer

Stelios Koutroubinas

Chief Executive Officer

Boudewijn Neijens

Chief Marketing Officer

Rhys Davies

Chair of the ISO/TC251 Committee and President of eAsset Management

Daniel Sun

Senior Product Sales Manager

Dean Samara-Rubio

Solutions Architect for Energy and Utilities, Intel Internet of Things Group

Tony Milne

Business Development Manager

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