What’s New for Utilities on the Edge?
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- Feb 11, 2021 9:40 pm GMTFeb 11, 2021 8:06 pm GMT
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Edge computing is on the rise, yet many people are still unfamiliar with it. Edge computing is processing that takes place close to data sources. An example frequently used is security cameras on business premises. Rather than sending all video files to the cloud, a company might decide to process some of the footage on-premises and only send files containing movement, indicating a possible break-in. This method saves money and bandwidth and increases processing speed.
Utilities can use edge computing in a similar way to process information about electrical grid technologies closer to the source. The following sections describe specific ways in which this method might be deployed.