As companies with significant Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions exposure get more sophisticated in their management of environmental resources, they are now exposed to the quadruple optimization function of cost, production, environmental impact and safety.
Cisco, together with utility, technology & local government partners, are developing some of the US' first projects to create a smarter electric grid. GE is also testing how smart appliances can help lower power demand in a pilot program in Abu Dhabi.
Smart grids use digital technology to save energy, reduce cost & increase reliability & transparency. Software is a critical component to successful Smart-Grid operations. Software standards, security & Open Source methodologies possible solutions.