Several smart grid trends discussed at 2012 DistribuTECH conference
SUBNET Solutions Inc | Friday, January 27, 2012
On January 26, one of the largest smart grid conferences of the year came to an end, where utilities, power companies and vendors met to discuss developments in the industry.
According to GigaOm, DistribuTECH brought in several startups and entrepreneurs, indicating real innovation and new business models are surfacing in response to higher use of intelligent electronic devices.
One of the main takeaways from the event, according to the news source, was the shift from hardware to software. Most companies will benefit much more from software systems in the new grid than hardware energy management. At the event, companies stated that after focusing more on software to manage operations, they have seen their best financial periods to date.
One company stated it has shifted its focus solely to developing an open platform for connecting devices, which many companies say they are expecting to do in the near future.
SUBNET Solutions Inc. is prepared to offer its expertise in substation automation and IED access control security to utilities looking to enter into the smart grid. As implementation of intelligent devices grows, utilities will also need to comply with NERC CIP standards that have been developed.
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