One big lesson for the IoT from the failed JTRS program, and what the IEEE SA, ISO, ITU, and SAE are doing about it with higher level data interchange standards.
It’s not every day that best brains say we have the technology needed, but there’s still a huge amount of work to be done on a major system. The smart grid presents one of those system opportunities calling for higher level solutions well beyond the basics.
With a heat wave sweeping the US and a record for peak power demand, there wasn’t much talk about brownouts. Score one for the smart grid.
Out of the cloud of Google PowerMeter’s demise comes a new vision for enabling consumers to monitor, control, compare, and compete in social circles with saving power. People Power’s new Android app (iOS coming soon), GreenX PowerStrip, and GreenX Hub came live today.