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Smart Grids, Big Data: The Next Steps
April 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
The 2017 Smart Grid Workshop, “Smart Grids, Big Data: The Next Steps,” will be held at the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, on April 18, 2017.
Following up on the 2016 Smart Grid Workshop titled “Smart Grids, Big Data” held at Texas A&M University in April 2016, the workshop this year will provide opportunities to discuss details of the implementation and benefits of utilizing big data in advanced power grids.
The significance of smart grids and Big Data is in the diversity of its sources, growth rate, correlations, and spatiotemporal characteristics. Big data is measured ubiquitously and monitored at fine temporal scale in smart electric grids, but largely unexploited for its transformational impact in discovering new knowledge and solutions resulting in major improvements in smart grid operation (e.g. power generation and distribution; renewable energy interfacing, transmission grid resiliency) and smart grid user necessities (microgrids, smart cities, transportation, etc.). The use of Big Data in implementing the automation of data analytics and data management is the focus of this workshop.