Thoughts on geospatial and location technology from Peter Batty
Monday, August 10, 2009
Why do we need a Smart Grid?
In my role as Chief Technology Advisor at Enspiria Solutions, I've recently been researching the Smart Grid. I've found that even a lot of people working in the electric industry have somewhat fuzzy ideas about it, or understand some aspects but not others. I've put together some short presentations on the subject. The first two you might call "Smart Grid 101" - the first one, below, talks about why we need a Smart Grid, and the second one, which I'll publish shortly, talks about what the Smart Grid is, at a high level. I've tried to make these understandable without any particular knowledge of the electric industry. In subsequent talks I'll discuss some of the IT challenges in implementing the Smart Grid, and look in particular at how the Smart Grid will impact geospatial technology, and vice versa.