Smart Connectivity, Connected Infrastructure, & the…

A smart city is powered by the smart grid, which is an assortment of IoT sensors, gateways, and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) serving the power lines. It encompasses energy providers, distributors, and utilities, and their customers in cities, homes, factories, and buildings. • Utilities allow consumers to monitor their energy usage through IoT. Each home appliance sensor will send its consumption figure to the smart energy meter in real- time. The pooled data is shared with the utilities to train and infer so that consumers can be alerted to cut back on usage during peak loads to avoid high energy prices. Data management, including collection, processing, and dissemination, is fully automated. • Consumers can reverse-feed to the grid the excess energy stored from rooftop PV panels to offset the energy imbalance when demand exceeds supply. • With IEDs installed at substations, predictive maintenance and advanced fault detection occur round the clock, helping to avoid costly downtimes and blackouts. • Smart grid is more favorable to renewable energy adoption than a conventional grid, with IoT-based energy storage able to smooth out load fluctuations occurring from the dynamic shifts in wind power. Non-renewable sources also benefit from decreased emissions because of optimized energy management using artificial intelligence (AI).

IoT brings autonomy to smart homes, where appliances and devices trade data with hubs,


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