The Smart Energy Problem
- Smart energy refers to IT-based approaches to achieve energy efficiency, encompass distributed energy generations, and manage growing volatility of power supply.
- In essence, smart energy addresses the local problems of momentary shortage and surplus over time.
- The Lab believes these problems can best be solved locally to meet local needs and desires.
Principles of the Lab
Smart energy makes decisions at the edge, where consumers can make choices, choices that can be based on values or economics or whatever the consumer wants. Smart energy accepts new technologies and new algorithms rapidly. Smart energy accepts new energy sources, also on the edge, without insult or complexity.
Smart Energy is a software problem with a software solution.