Is the Australian market ready to move to smart grids? That’s what we’ve been exploring over the last few months - starting with a look at traditional energy grids and their limitations.
Lower energy bills, better reliability and more sustainable energy are all enticing reasons for Australians to embrace smart grids.
In the world of smart cities, the future is now. That means making the dream of an accessible, all-inclusive public environment a reality – in our cities, on our streets and, eventually, embedded in our day-to-day lives.
Last time around, we spoke about the traditional grid and its limitations for a growing Australian population.
As I shared in the previous blog, traditional energy grids are large, centralised power generators that rely primarily on fossil fuels and typically aren’t digitised enough to meet modern market requirements.
You'd be surprised to hear that many industrial operators - from manufacturers to utility providers, don't store a backup of their PLCs!
Reliability, availability and efficiency – the benefits of switching to a smart grid have been talked about for some time.
At SAGE we are continually seeking out better ways to deliver efficiency for our customers. We identified an opportunity to transform the way parts are stored and retrieved in our manufacturing facility and the lean lift was developed.
With more organisations taking advantage of remote access to plant equipment, currently there isn’t a comprehensive framework to guide organisations through the best practices. Given the events of 2020, adoption of remote access is increasing – leaving many organisations pondering the best way to minimise potential risks to their systems.