As of 2015 there were 4.9 billion devices within the internet of things and that number is expected to reach or even exceed 50 billion by 2020.
The sheer projected growth alone presents opportunities for energy providers to connect with customers and gain efficiencies in both business and operations. It also can introduce new security risks and complex management obstacles.
IoT’s challenges parallel those of the smart grid era. The rise of smart meters and distributed automation devices in recent years have required energy providers to explore new ways to connect, secure, control access to, manage and monitor an ever increasing number of devices - and exponential volumes of data.
In this webinar, Dave Kranzler will share key lessons distilled from solutions as diverse as Vietnam’s first AMI implementation, British Gas’ deployment of over four million networked meters, and Malaysia’s ambitious program, now underway, to connect the enterprise across the entire multi-island nation on an advanced communications network.
Webinar Participants will learn:
- How and why the AMI smart grid era is evolving away from its patchwork of single use-case approaches.
- Key characteristics needed for a unifying platform to manage multiple networks.
- Best practices for approaching an increasingly interconnected world, including an examination of the need for interoperability, global standards and protocols and open standards.
- Essential checklist to balancing data security and privacy with access across the energy enterprise – and beyond.