Water utilities that traditionally enjoyed a monopoly in many regions with a captive customer base are compelled to evolve due to several factors, including regulatory policy changes, impacts of climate change, and increasing consumer expectations.v
The success of the internet is largely due to a set of standards which define the internet protocol (IP). Prior to IP, communication systems required their own domains, each with unique protocols and infrastructure. The key advantage of IP is that it acts as a foundation for multiple communication systems to interoperate over the same domain.
The global digital twin market in the utility industry is forecast to grow more than six-fold between now and 2026.
Canada is expected to spend up to C$28 billion on digital transformation in 2020 despite the challenges presented by Coronavirus, according to IDC.
Gamification is the usage of game mechanics and game thinking in serious contexts. In the energy sector it can be used to inform participants about (smart) energy topics or to motivate customers to reach energy efficiency or demand response objectives in a playful manner.
The utility sector comprises the largest end market in terms of the number of installed cellular IoT modules, according to Berg Insight.
The City of Dothan in the US state of Alabama has selected Aclara to deploy advanced metering infrastructure for its water and electric customers.
A new study released by the UK’s University of Keele states that smart meters have little impact on reducing consumer energy usage.
This session facilitated deliberations amongst stakeholders, experts on the various opportunities, challenges of smart metering rollout including insights on investments, cybersecurity innovations whilst highlighting the way forward for DISCOMs to become smarter.
Europe & UK
In this session, experts address the use cases and benefits that a wind farm operator is realising with their private LTE/5G network.