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Smart Energy


Smart Energy solutions have the potential to radically improve the efficiency of the generation, management and usage of energy. From smart meters to intelligent, interconnected domestic devices talking to each other and the grid, the possibilities are endless. And the value of this market will be significant - with forecasts reaching as high as $100 billion by 2020.

Many of our members have been working closely with the energy industry for some time, and this ground swell of interest has led us to create a Smart Energy Community to explore common challenges and collaboratively set best practices.

The Community's primary focus is to explore the opportunities and challenges of combining communications and energy infrastructure, examining the tools, standards and best practices needed to ensure speed, economy, rapid scalability and interoperability.

Work Being Done in the Smart Energy Community

Smart Grid - Empowering the Digital Customers

The merger between traditional utilities and communications creates an opportunity to interact with customers in a whole new dimension. This demonstration focuses on how a digital enabled utility can address both the customer experience and operations with new disruptive technologies and advanced networking models.

New disruptive technologies, such as Smart Grids, are being introduced at increasing pace to the electric energy industry worldwide.  This presents an emerging opportunity for TM Forum members to leverage their proven competences and capabilities for growth opportunities in electric utility domain.

Champions:  Hydro-Quebec, Cisco Systems
Participants
: BaseN, Infonova, TOA Technologies
Supporters
: Ericsson, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Integrated Architectures (IAI)

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Connecting Smart Energy to the Digital World

This Catalyst demonstrates how ongoing cloud-based IP/ICT fault and performance monitoring and energy monitoring are achieved, how a Smart Grid network is secured and protected end-to-end, and how it integrates and provides for effective workforce management.

New disruptive technologies, such as Smart Grids, are being introduced at increasing pace to the electric energy industry worldwide.  This presents an emerging opportunity for TM Forum members to leverage their proven competences and capabilities for growth opportunities in electric utility domain

Champions:  Salzburg AG/Cisco
Participants
: BaseN, Infonova, TOA Technologies, CSG International
Supporters
: BT
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Get Involved

Our Smart Energy Community is currently building a project roadmap and welcomes all new participants. To get involved, visit the Smart Energy  Community now or contact Craig Bachmann at cbachmann@tmforum.org

“All those involved in smart grid have a big chance to get things right from the start - that is, now.”

Henk Ensing, TNO