MIT Technology Review says that despite investing millions of dollars in smart meters, utilities have yet to fully capitalize on the data these two-way meters produce. Then it points to a startup that is addressing this shortcoming: AutoGrid Systems.
Using data analytics, startup AutoGrid Systems seeks to make sense of and monetize the streams of data from smart meters, and sensors.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company has raised $9 million from venture capital firms and Stanford University as well, as well as from grants from the Department of Energy's ARPA-E agency and the California Energy Commission.
Big data is one of this year's hot-button topics for CSPs. There are any different angles to the big-data saga, most of them focused on the pact on telecoms customer relationships. But there's an impact on the etwork operations side as well. As our cover story observes, we're starting to hear terms like "network sibility," which leverages big-data analytics to see not just every nook and anny of the network, but what customers are doing on it - all the way own to the application level - and responding to that. Download today!