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Overview of the IoT in Utility Market

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Senior Smart Grid Engineer Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Experienced Telecommunications Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry. Skilled in Switches, Fiber to the x (FTTx), Network Design, Transmission, and Project...

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Overview of the IoT in Utility Market

The market for IoT in utility is driven by the demand from energy sectors and households to accurately collect meter data and process billing.With enhanced connectivity, high speed, and sensors, these data help in energy creation and distribution.

Internet of Things Applications in Smart Utilities

Water Distribution
Using global Internet of Things solutions can improve the efficiency of water management systems. This decreases costs because of automated water consumption control, more widespread use of water-flow meters, and timely identification of leaks.

Meter Measurement Automation

With advanced meter-to-cash options the utility industry can display water expenditure parameters to users via connected smart meters.

Detection of Water Leakage
With the help of connected sensors, it is possible to avoid water loss because of prompt detection of leakages.

Water Parameters Control
Water management is possible on devices that control quality parameters of water, such as pressure, flow, etc.

Remote Valve Regulation
There is no longer any need to turn to utilities specialists for help with water control operations. Customers can stop or restrict the water flow themselves.
Gas Control
Natural gas management can profit from IoT solutions as well. Meters increase meter reading preciseness, keep a record of gas consumption, enhance the quality of work and increase the safety of the gas distribution system.
 
Gas Flow Measurement
The process of gas meter reading can be automated as well. It is possible to review consumption details and visualize them without the necessity of interacting manually.
 
Safety Monitoring
With IoT, instant display of the system state is possible. For instance, users can track temperature and pressure changes, the state of cathodic protection devices and pipeline stress.
 
 
Electricity Management

To handle prices effectively and promptly detect errors, as well as to provide stable remote management, utilities companies implement smart grids.
 
Meter Reading Automation
Smart metering method is a scalable solution that offers management of electricity through a mobile app. On that account, customers can regulate their usage and lower their utilities bills as they have constant access to real-time data.

Any changes in the flow of electric current and voltage level can be automatically detected, which helps identify any fraud, leakage or power loss almost instantly. IoT devices can help in differentiating between authorized metered loads and malicious criminal attempts.

Overloading Management
IoT devices allow prompt detection of overloading because of constant control over the entire voltage system. They detect the possible overload and carry out necessary actions to avoid it.
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Matt Chester on Sep 22, 2022

What have you noticed about utilities that are embracing IoT and those that are slower to adopt? Are those embracing bigger? Have certain characteristics of leadership? Focused in certain regions? 

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