Re: Greater Collaboration
Deciding what gets shared and who owns what data will mean a busy, happy time for lobbyists, lawyers and regulators.
>> Two plants with different operators will show different results in power output compared to energy consumption and pollution control, even though they may otherwise be highly similar
Well, that will always be the case, with or without the IOT, but I see GE's point. Undoubtedly, GE will have some of the best people in the world pouring over the petabytes of data a power plant will generate, which will make for better performance now and better plants in the future.
The smart grid of the future will have to make moment-by-moment decisions based on factors like sunshine in Arizona, wind in Kansas, the spot price for natural gas in NJ and demand for air conditioning in the South. GE's Predix is great early step.