Edge Analytics in Energy & Utilities Industry
- Dec 8, 2020 7:10 am GMT
As we all know, the edge analytics or we can say AI@Edge is picking up the momentum to bring the computing power at the edge. This is more prominent in Telco industries and have not seen much traction in E&U industry. However. if we can identify the right use cases then Edge analytics could be much more beneficial for utility companies. In fact, if we see the operational technology deployment then the edge analytics is more relevant for E&U industry. e.g. consider the wind farm installations, these are all remote where there might be internet connectivity or bandwidth issues. Connecting wind turbines to cloud or to on-prem data center is feasible but having real time actions flowing from cloud/data center to the wind turbines might be difficult. Another example is the substations, can we have the real time system to avoid physical security attacks? What if the attacker cuts the internet/phone cable first before causing the damages to the transformers? How can we analyze the network traffic anomalies and identify cyber security threats at the substation without reaching out the data center? These are few examples which could lead to identify the right use cases for edge implementation in E&U.
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