The Information Technology or the IT component of the IoE includes hardware and software systems that enable the collection, analysis, and communication of data. This includes sensors and meters monitoring energy usage, cloud-based data storage and analysis platforms, and communication technologies enabling real-time data sharing between devices and systems.
The Operational Technology (OT) component of the Internet of Energy (IoE) refers to the physical systems and devices used in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy. OT systems include power generation plants, transmission and distribution systems, smart grid technologies, and other energy-related infrastructure.
The IoE’s integration of IT and OT systems has the potential to transform the energy industry by increasing efficiency, lowering costs, and improving reliability.
Overall, the Internet of Energy represents a significant opportunity for the energy industry to improve its operations and reduce its environmental impact through the integration of IT and OT systems.