Smart Utility Networks
Smart utilities continue to be driven by smart metering technology and the IoT. Smart meters are the key piece in smart utilities management as they are used in residential, commercial and industrial environments to monitor a range of services including electricity, water and gas. The data collected in real time through connected devices and systems make it possible to gain key insights into customer usage patterns, identify waste as well as detect issues before they become major. Being able to make early discoveries can optimize distribution, which in return means savings for customers.
Smart utilities will continue to change the face of energy consumption with advancements in technology that will modernize the grid in ways to be smarter and more resilient.