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Free Talk: Organizing the Exchange of Smart Meter Data
August 10, 2011 @ 6:30 pm
Mechanical meters are being replaced with electronic meters in an effort to create more efficient electricity markets and, in doing so, to achieve climate targets. Making meters smart by equipping them with computing and network capabilities might have a huge leverage effect on opening homes and e-vehicles to broader automation and networking. In his talk, Jens will show that the exchange of smart meter data between market participants has a decisive and lasting effect on the emerging smart energy ecosystem. He will put different architectures of data exchange infrastructures in context to data control and energy market regulation, innovation capabilities and climate goals. The resulting trade-offs are then illustrated by discussing the experiences and plans of Texas, Ontario and the UK. Speaker Bio Jens Strüker is an assistant professor at the institute of computer science and social studies of the university in Freiburg, Germany. His research focuses on the Internet of energy, ubiquitous computing and sustainability management. Jens holds a graduate diploma in economics, a master of arts in modern history and a doctoral degree in information systems. He has spent a year as a visiting scientist at SAP Labs in Palo Alto from 2008 to 2009. His current research addresses inter-organizational exchange of smart meter data and its impact on innovative business models.