Machine to Machine (M2M) - Deutsche Telekom

Energy

Monitoring and controlling energy supply and consumption in real time enables the transformation to renewable energies.

 

Few industries are transforming as rapidly as the energy sector by means of renewable energy with¬ innovative technologies, varied regulations, changing price models, and decentralized power generation. Machine-to-machine solutions enable intelligent energy networks, offering utilities efficient load-sharing while consumers can reduce their energy costs with smart metering. Power utilities can now control assets from anywhere with M2M applications and use automation to quickly adapt to variations in power demand and supply.

Smart Metering

Smart meters not only record usage, they automate communication between utilities and consumers. Equipped with tiny computers and a cellular module, they analyze usage, digest price information, and guide loads to low-use periods when possible. Consumers get real-time data on when and where they’re using energy – and what it costs. Uncovering energy guzzlers and bad habits translates into savings and lower emissions.

 

Benefits for Consumers:

  • Energy savings by identifying waste of energy and even electricity theft
  • Elimination of intrusive meter readers
  • Alerts when usage reaches pre-determined levels

Benefits for Energy Providers:

  • Rapid deployment using cellular technologies
  • Cost-efficient smart metering
  • Optimized power generation and trading
  • Timely error reports to improve service quality
  • Detection of network losses and theft

Smart Grid

A smart grid is always aware of current power supply and demand. Intelligent power networks use M2M solutions to react immediately to critical events such as unexpected spikes or drops in the availability of renewable resources. Automated interaction of load sharing and smart metering generates a massive amount of information in order to streamline grids, lower costs, and create a more reliable energy supply. 

 

Benefits for Consumers:

  • Dynamic pricing based on supply and demand
  • Better way to integrate power from household solar panels and power plants

Benefits for Energy Providers:

  • Dynamic pricing and load balancing improves profitability
  • Engage customers to more eco-friendly usage
  • Real-time monitoring of supply and demand
  • Automated reactions to changes in supply and demand

Benefits for Distribution System Operators (DSOs):

  • Localization and monitoring simplifies asset management
  • Rapid identification and localization of errors
  • Improved detection of network losses and theft

Smart Home

Smart homes offer an increased level of automation. M2M solutions allow innovative electrical appliances to communicate with intelligent power networks. Intelligent power meters monitor energy consumption and guide the usage of electricity, warm water, and heating. Smart homes also require intelligent security systems that can be integrated with fire and burglar alarms.

 

Benefits for Consumers:

  • Remote monitoring and control of appliances, heating and lighting
  • Reduced energy consumption and costs
  • Improved appliance performance by means of automated error reports

Benefits for Producers and Service Providers:

  • Innovative services for customers
  • Additional M2M solutions such as assisted living can be added
  • New revenue sources from smart services
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