Data explosion with smart grids
Everyone’s waiting for the arrival of smart electricity grids that will allow us to take care of our own energy management – solar panel production and consumption – via dashboards and simple interfaces. That's the end-user side of things. Through the development of smart grids, the energy sector – and by extension, the utilities sectors – are facing a multiplication of data to be managed. In short, it’s a huge IT challenge.
In the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sensor technology plays a major role, partly due to the arrival of combined sensors and the development of custom analysis software. Simulations will be made using ‘digital twins’ of physical equipment to improve efficiency. Expected data multiplication goes hand in hand with a substantial expansion of network capacity and a large contribution from machine-to-machine monitoring.