Prosumers and positive energy communities Integrate EVs A lot more information on what is happening in the energy system -&gt; an increase in orders of magnitude But we know energy is one of those sectors where you can’t rip everything out and start over. Difficult and costly to physically expand grids How does this interact in practice?
Key triggers to data growth Improve the reliability and resiliency of electric grid Optimize the asset management and operations costs Share the data/intelligence for improved decision making Integrate legacy systems for improved data flow Improved data analytics and enterprise intelligence Situational Awareness/Predictive Forecasting
Safety: with radio frequency communication layer, North America customers are becoming reluctant about installation of Smart Meters, which they consider being a risk for their health. Rightly or wrongly (depending on the technology used), this concern would have to be taken into account for Internet of Things generalization. Security: Whether using encryption for data exchanges or avoid any system intrusions to access to remote controls (disconnect Smart Meter), security is a major issue for massive deployment of Smart Meters. Internet of Things will be confronted to this major concern for example when health or Smart Cities services rely on the devices. Privacy: Data access and use of the data collected are subject to numerous debates regarding Smart Meters: you may deduct when you are eating, whether you are at home or not, etc ... The data is available, you simply need to interpret it. Internet of Things will have to provide answers to this question in order to avoid rejection in some cases. Roles and responsibilities have to be clear Standardisation is a key factor for success – Automation -&gt; less faults / human mistakes – Neutrality – Costs-efficiency • Access to data has to be easy and neutral for all stakeholders – Of course by ensuring data privacy and security