By [email protected] Much of the technology pushing utilities to adopt two-way, interconnected management of their grids is coming from beyond the meter. While energy savings are the main driver for consumer adoption of distributed technologies, they’re not the only reason people make the choice.
Take the internet-of-things space, where companies are raising hundreds of millions of dollars to build out an infrastructure for managing a world populated by “smart” parking meters, dishwashers, televisions, webcams, doorknobs, and other such wirelessly networked devices. The market potential is huge, and has drawn competitors ranging from global tech giants like Apple, Google and Cisco to Kickstarter-launched
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