Distributed energy resources (DERs) and new energy services offer huge potential for both sides of the meter. Already, applications and services are transforming the functionality of large commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities as innovative energy service providers (ESPs) develop and deploy solutions that enable greater automation, flexibility, and efficiency.
The future of the new energy world is undeniably bright. But, for all of the justified excitement built around solutions, there is a major hurdle dimming their potential: the status quo of IoT networks.
Until the underlying approach to networks changes, new energy solutions and DERs will face critical challenges that undermine their impacts, and the promise of new energy solutions will fail to be fully realized.