Ericsson in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presented ’Networked Society and the Internet of Things for sustainable use of energy resources’ at Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference on Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy (SASG) 2015, which was held at Hilton Jeddah, between December 7 and 9.
During the event Ericsson explored how connectivity and exploitation of big data is transforming the way the utilities industry and entire communities use energy resources. During the event, Ericsson showcased that by using ICT to gather and act on information, smart grids will give households greater control over their bills and environmental impact, and allow renewable energy sources to be better integrated into the power network. Real-time information enables providers to repair faults as they occur, and even to prevent them happening in the first place.
SASG 2015 brought together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Grids, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies.
Speaking about Ericsson’s participation at the conference, Ali Eid, President of Ericsson, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said: “We are living in an increasingly networked world, and as a result we are all experiencing its profound implications. The dynamic shift within the utilities industry is undeniable, we are showcasing the way that smart grid solutions enable the carbon footprint to be decreased by implementing smart metering aimed at improving connectivity for sustainability. Our objective is to create opportunities for efficient grid and energy consumption management, so that seamless integration of micro-generated, renewable energy sources will be realized.”
In the Networked Society, everyone and everything will be connected in real time – and the utilities sector is already reaping the benefits of this transformation. Our portfolio helps utilities increase efficiency and better manage, distribute and monitor society’s most vital resources.
Ericsson predicts that by the year 2020, billions of devices will be connected to the energy smart grid, from street lamps, to home appliances and power pole transformers, to solar panels and wind turbines.