Thursday, May 14, 2015





Webinar today (Thursday, May 14) - Cybersecurity for electric distribution utilities and why the convergence of the modern electric grid with the Internet of Things makes it so important.

N-Dimension and Milsoft Utility Solutions - For electric co-ops & public power systems: Cybersecurity for the Enernet - Webinar today -

Details here: http://bit.ly/1K81u3T

Wednesday, May 13, 2015





SMART CITIES NEWS


IBM Announces 16 winning cities for 2015-16 Smarter Cities Challenge Grant.

http://citizenibm.com/2015/05/mcneill_scc_alumni_2015.html

Saturday, May 9, 2015




ELON MUSK ANNOUNCES TESLA ENERGY

Great News, Even Greater Presentation



Non only is this killer app news, but this is the quality of keynote addresses that I aspire to. Is there any doubt that this man will continue to change the face of technology and the electric energy business?

bit.ly/1FWmWXg

Wednesday, April 29, 2015





THOUGHTS ON THE EMERGING ENERNET

The industry is thinking too incrementally about the future of the electric energy system. The future will not be a gradual evolution of the existing, century-old infrastructure. A modern, intelligent grid will be much, much more than upgrading the existing infrastructure with smart meters and renewable energy sources. Digital intelligence plus broadband digital telecommunications will be the foundations of a truly economical, efficient, reliable, safe, secure, and sustainable electric energy system. It will be an inchoate interconnection of millions of individuals and billions of independent, intermittent, incoherent devices. Quantum computing will be a foundational element of optimizing this Internet of Things. 

Take a look at this article:


Quantum Computers Will Change the World 



Another source to get you thinking "outside the grid" is Ray Kurzweil's excellent book, published a decade ago, but even more current today than ever:


Just imagine what is possible (inevitable?) when computers have greater information processing power than human brains?

Thursday, April 23, 2015




A NEW KIND OF UTILITY

Terrific Overview!! Not only is the center of the legacy electric industry (i.e., production, distribution, and sale of energy) moving to the "Grid Edge" (i.e., at or beyond the customers' meters), the diversity of systems and providers is exploding. This is great news for consumers, maybe not such great news for utilities who resist or are too slow to take full advantage of the opportunities.