The electrical industry leverages IoT to monitor and control power generation and transmission systems using sensors and actuators. IoT applications help drive efficiency, cost control and conservation efforts, optimise assets, manage the grid, and increase safety. The electrical industry also uses smart devices to accurately monitor and analyse energy usage via utilities and customers.
IoT makes electricity generation more efficient by leveraging sensors and predictive analytics to reduce unplanned downtime, monitor power generation and transmission equipment health, lower maintenance costs and risks.
IoT sensors and monitoring devices are used in hydropower facilities to provide continuous, high-rate stream data which informs on everything from stability to heat-generation in turbine bearings. They also provide a detailed view on usage, predictive maintenance, and efficiency.
IoT can help monitor, detect, and resolve issues with power transmission lines and locate alternative power routes until the problem is resolved and power is restored.
Smart meters use IoT to enable transmission and distribution and help electricity generators to manage their energy production process to meet the demand of their end users.
IoT is used in the oil and gas and mining industries to minimise risks, monitor pipelines in real time, refine production, maintain health and safety, and lower the environmental impact of drilling and operations.
IoT enhances the efficiency of extracting natural resources and minimises risks by using data from sensors and smart devices to avoid dangerous circumstances such as pipeline leakages and oil spills.
IoT sensors are used in refineries to detect the blends of crude oil incoming, the location of barrels and eliminate unplanned well outages.
IoT has helped streamline the supply chain process of oil and gas and mining. IoT sensors placed on refinery equipment collect and analyse data that informs everything from storage and inventory to logistics and delivery.
IoT is helping drive the transformation of the renewable energy sector. IoT solutions, sensors and devices are used to monitor and analyse wind turbines, solar cells and hydro equipment for efficiency, performance and to track demand and supply.
IoT is used in energy storage systems to monitor the temperature, humidity, and environmental conditions of lithium-based batteries, prevent overcharging and discharging, troubleshoot issues and extend battery life.
IoT technology is used to monitor renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines. IoT sensors and devices monitor these assets for energy output, outages, and equipment failure.
Smart grids are the next generation of traditional energy networks and systems which have been updated with communications technology and connectivity to embrace renewable energy sources. Data gathered from a network of IoT devices and sensors helps to optimise energy consumption and production.
IoT is used to improve the performance of wind farms by helping turbines operate with greater efficiency. IoT sensors and devices monitor and regulate the operation of hundreds of wind turbines for structural conditions, safety and potential risk and repair and maintenance.
IoT helps consumers and business to monitor the use of solar energy. Remote monitoring with IoT provides detailed information on power consumption, helps to balance energy loads, performance in weather conditions and manage supply and demand in the smart grid.
To build a sustainable world, you need to start with mobile connectivity. IoT has the potential to save 8x more energy than it uses. And according to the GSMA, smart energy systems could save businesses a total of £1.3 trillion pounds and cut global carbon emissions by 23%.
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IoT technology used in overhead transmission lines carry out line state monitoring. Devices for transmission lines include servers to control the overall system, IoT gateways and network nodes. These all work together to process transmission and prevent blackouts.
Examples of IoT solutions used in substations include IoT gateway controllers that provide insights into energy usage and grid performance, smart batteries that calculate energy flow and store power, and relays that automate power systems.
Smart meters help homes, businesses, and energy suppliers to adjust their energy usage, match consumption and see real-time pricing. Smart meters that monitor natural gas, water, and electricity and that can be remote controlled.
IoT sensors for oil and gas extraction and processing and monitoring pipe pressure. Sensors that monitor and detect drilling, machinery conditions and leakages. Robots and drones that enable efficient site exploration, 3D mapping of landfills and drill sites. Sensors for fuel and gas tanks.
IoT sensors to monitor and reduce carbon emissions, sensors to monitor oil levels in tanks, monitoring the status of refinery equipment, monitoring conditions of pumps and pipelines, track tanks, trucks and rigs, real-time monitoring to avoid spills, leaks and service interruptions.
IoT is used in wind turbines to monitor their performance, reduce inspections, identify, and minimise faults, ensure reliability, reduce the cost of operating the wind farm and therefore reduce the cost of energy. Solutions include monitoring wind speed and direction, 3D wind profiling, vibration, and acceleration.
IoT sensors and devices that ensure the security of solar panel in rural areas, solutions that monitor solar panel performance in certain light, temperature, dust and in extreme weather conditions, predictive maintenance to avoid outages and power issues.
Smart turbines for rivers and canals that control the flow, stream, and protect against debris. Solutions and sensors that monitor upstream and downstream, flow data, stability of heat-generation in turbine bearings and vibration monitoring.
IoT solutions for nuclear power plants include solutions to optimise power generation, improve the value of power plants, monitor, and manage daily inspection and maintenance, optimise fuel combustion, adjusting oxygen levels in boilers and reducing carbon emissions.