Smart buildings: The smart grid's killer app

By Casey Hogan, IDC Energy Industry Insights Community |  Green IT, green it

Smart Buildings will act as dynamic collaborators with the grid by creating a mechanism for two-way communication between customers and utilities. The Smart Building will communicate customer priorities with finely calibrated signals of energy demand and capacity to shed load to the grid, and utilities will be able to communicate grid needs in real time with increasingly sophisticated demand response and other price signal programs.

In the end a Smart Building could be the killer app because it will effectively demonstrate the value of the smart grid to decision-makers, and help electric utilities to validate demands for Smart Grid investments.


Originally published on IDC Energy Industry Insights Community |  Click here to read the original story.
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