Energy production, delivery, and use are getting more efficient and sustainable with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT-enabled sensors, devices, and data analytics give intelligence to equipment and deliver operational insights, allowing energy companies to dynamically manage assets, decrease maintenance and transmission costs, and improve worker safety. Intel's interoperable, secure, and scalable industrial computers and software components are powering the advance of smart energy.
A smart grid project in Austin, Texas is combining real-time energy monitoring with advanced analytics to uncover new insights into improving the efficiency of energy production, distribution, and consumption. Using secure, connected smart energy IoT solutions from Intel, electric utilities are turning big data into near real-time usage information with the power to change the energy industry.
Bring the Smart Grid to Life
To lower OpEx and comply with growing regulations, electric utilities are generating and transmitting power more efficiently on smart grids built on the IoT. Using intelligent devices and data analysis based on Intel® IoT technologies, the smart grid optimizes asset allocations in real-time, integrates highly distributed renewable energy sources, and predicts equipment failures before they cause outages. That's smart energy.
Toward a Cleaner, Distributed Future
Power generation is evolving, shifting from reliance on older, centralized plants, and fossil fuels to more distributed, renewable sources — like solar, wind, and storage facilities. Advanced controls and analytics are needed to better maintain legacy plants, ensure regulatory compliance, avoid costly failures, and deliver clean energy reliably. Industrial IoT, computers, and information systems powered by Intel® technology are leading the way.
Private Power Generation for All
Enterprises are building their own power generation facilities, or microgrids, to provide their main and backup sources of power. Microgrids can operate in hybrid mode, connecting to the public utility grid and contributing stability and efficiency to power generation for all. From initial engineering to on-going operation, the dependability of microgrids rely on secure, interoperable, and scalable controls and information systems built on Intel® IoT Technology.
Smart Energy IoT Solutions from Intel
Open, secure, and scalable, Intel® IoT components enable smart energy applications.