Utilities today can offer incentives for their customers to control energy consumption in the manner that will reduce “peak” demand periods. This saves them from purchasing expensive electricity on the open market and helps to minimize the impact of “brownouts”. It requires the capability to monitor energy consumption then control it by turning off consuming devices (such as air conditioning) for short periods with minimal impact on the operations. Being able to monitor temperature and adjust systems accordingly is therefore a key requirement.
There are millions of existing buildings that can be retrofitted with new technology so their business occupants can become energy smart. Consider a new vision for these operations:
Imagine that business organizations are able to rapidly and broadly establish a consistent and sensible energy policy.
- Imagine empowering such enterprises with secure internet access to detailed, accurate and real-time energy consumption information from every room or major equipment in every building it operates.
- Imagine an enterprise dash board to benchmark and compare buildings even beyond organizational boundaries.
- Imagine decision makers having the quality of information necessary to make informed decisions about energy policies in every building and guide investments for further improvements.
This is what low-cost, battery-powered sensors (as well as intelligent control) leveraging wireless mesh technology can enable to make older infrastructure smarter.
Utilities have seen the pressing need to create a Smart Electric Grid, with an information communications capability to help manage the generation, distribution and consumption of electricity. Electricity is now the ultimate commodity that is generated and consumed in real time.
With the growing electricity demands around the world, fueled by the 21st century lifestyle and the desire to reduce the use of fossil-based energy sources and move towards renewable sources, a Smart Grid has become a critical system to balance supply and demand.
A smart grid energy system is made up of billions of smart, connected devices such as wireless sensors, microprocessor-based controllers, display systems, and the various connectivity infrastructure components. All of these devices have several common attributes, and they all need to communicate with each other and control systems.
Millennial Net has developed technology to help meet these needs far into the future.
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