In the smart grid, operators expect to have complete transparency and visibility to monitor, analyze, and control energy systems. They need to know how much energy is being created and consumed, where it is coming from, and where it is going. They need to be able to communicate with and control the various systems deployed in the cloud-based network to ensure efficiency in the flow. Decisions must be made based on real-time data that the system is constantly generating, instead of historical data as is more often the case.
Achieving this level of automation, communication, and connectivity calls for technology and integration of unprecedented sophistication and complexity, with a vast array of applications performing an equally wide variety of functions. Operators will be challenged to minimize complexity while managing the cost of development, implementation, and maintenance.
Wind River® products such as Wind River Intelligent Device Platform provide for these requirements by simplifying device connectivity for wireless and wired networks, speeding time-to-market, and reducing expenses for device manufacturers.