Frequently Asked Questions
IoT smart energy refers to energy production and delivery that employ IoT-enabled sensors, devices, and analytics to enable operational insights, dynamically manage assets, and reduce maintenance and transmission costs.
A microgrid is a decentralized energy system that typically serves a discrete community (e.g., a campus, hospital, or neighborhood) and also connects to the traditional power grid. Microgrids often incorporate disparate power sources like solar panels, wind turbines, and generators.
A smart grid is an electrical power network that incorporates data and analytics to reduce costs and improve performance and reliability. Smart grids allow consumers to access their usage data to reduce power consumption and costs.
Sometimes referred to as clean energy, renewable energy is power derived from natural, replenishable sources. Common carbon-neutral sources include sunlight, wind power, and geothermal heat. Intel® technologies help enable renewable energy solutions for business and home use.
Smart utilities are utility providers that use IoT-connected sensors and analytics to deliver services more efficiently and cost-effectively. Smart utilities leverage digital capabilities to dynamically optimize multiple power sources and provide a broader range of customer services.