A significant improvement in Demand Side Management communications technologies towards smart appliances direct control

Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine…

The ELVIS (Electricity Verkko Information System) solution

Together, cognitive computing and Internet of Things are poised to transform whole industries — and nowhere is this more critical than the power industry where outages and system failures can have deep and lasting impacts. Fingrid,…

EV charging: Just another element in the Internet of Energy

Charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) are proliferating at an accelerating pace worldwide. While public charging networks have been available in North America and Europe for some time, efforts to provide PEV charging infrastructure…

50 billion connected Internet of Things devices by 2020

Even though there are only 15 billion devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) today,  a new report found that there will be 50 billion devices by 2020 — according to a new report by…

Smart appliance market grows – security risks too?

Just a couple of years ago, many in the energy industry criticized the earlier models of smart appliances as something consumers could not possibly want — not yet and certainly not at those prices and…

Discovering Potential Communities in an IoT-based Smart Home Environment

With the proliferation of IoT, multiple smart homes equipped with IoTs can interconnect with each other and form a community which we will call a smart home community. With the aid of a smart home…

Smart Sensors

This article is part of the March 2014 special report on the Internet of Things, a network of items—each embedded with sensors—which are connected to the Internet. Sensors, actuators, and RFID tags have been around…