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Big Data, Big Opportunities: Energy & Utilities (New Video)


Here's a fun fact:  Improving the efficiency of the US power grid by just 5% would be the equivalent of permanently eliminating the fuel and greenhouse gas emissions from 53 million cars.  

And another: Around the world, enough electricity is lost annually to power India, Germany and Canada for an entire year.

The short video below highlights how big data solutions can help energy and utility companies take data from smart meters and feed it back to consumers, helping them make informed decisions based on peak-period pricing , as well as forecasting demand or making planning decisions based on power that might be fed back into the grid by household solar panels.

For more information, download the white paper "Managing big data for smart grids and smart meters" or visit www.ibm.com/bigdata