Efficient generation of clean, renewable energy is a must to meet the unquenchable demand for electricity in the next decades. Also high on the priority list: reducing water wastage. Utilities are pressed to deal with many challenges they contend with delivering dependable services on aging infrastructures and meeting changing regulations and rising reporting requirements. Smarter business solutions are essential to face these challenges.

It’s time to get smarter about IoT for utilities by connecting and managing everything from hydroelectric turbines to wind farms and water meters. Imagine how you can operate smarter with Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT.

Smarter Business Solutions Overview

Smart Plants

With a sensor-embedded infrastructure, you can detect changes in vibration, temperature and moisture in real time. Using this data, you can prevent outages, make workplaces safer and avoid rework. Imagine predicting maintenance needs to avoid downtime and protect revenue. You can do that with smart remote monitoring on the IoT.

Smart Grid

Deliver electricity sustainably, efficiently and securely using smart power grids. Monitor energy consumption in real time and distribute utilities based on consumption–for example, provide more power to industrial zones and make for smarter business overall. 

Using live IoT data for demand-based power generation and distribution, you can lower operating costs, increase efficiency and meet environmental goals.

Smart Cities

Smart cities built on IoT solutions improve quality of life. Communities thrive with safer streets, smart buildings, efficient water and energy use, and even smart trash removal when assets are linked and managed in an IoT solution that analyzes real-time streaming data.

Asset Optimization

Advanced distribution management systems using IoT-enabled technologies can reduce outages as much as 60 minutes by giving accurate predictions of incident locations and identifying nested incidents. 

Smarter business solutions that include an IoT overlay complementary to SCADA can help you optimize assets as well as inform and automate workflow processes.

IoT-enabled Water Management

Water, our most precious resource, is wasted by billions of cubic meters yearly because of leaks, poor metering and tampering. 

As a water operator, with IoT in utilities, you can collect data on pressure and flow from connected meters and other assets to detect leaks right away and automate immediate corrective actions. Similarly, with smart irrigation, you can control and schedule water consumption to reduce prices while reducing water waste.

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Cesar Agostino

Hardware and Software Design Leader in 4i Platform.

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