IIoT initiatives in many countries have centered on the proliferation of smart meters installed by electrical power companies and water utilities. The devices are largely used as part of automated billing solutions. However, there are other initiatives underway that some forward-thinking utility companies are pursuing, including the following:
- Energy demand response: Match supply and demand, target lowered energy utilization programs during peak utilization, and mitigate the need for construction of new peak demand plants
- Operations and outage response: Match nearest crews and equipment to problems and reduce cost of response
- Preventive maintenance: Dispatch crew where problems are suspected due to unusual ...