From tracking equipment health to managing power flow, we examine some IoT and sensor companies working to upgrade the electric grid.
Our electric grid has operated sufficiently for years, converting energy from power plants into electricity and delivering it to homes, businesses, and factories.
But today the grid faces problems that it’s not equipped to handle, including new energy sources, changing types of consumer demand, deterioration from climate change, and general decay.
Many worry that disaster is imminent — but solutions are emerging.
IoT and sensor companies are working to turn some of the unconnected physical aspects of the electric grid into smart, connected pieces of infrastructure.
We used CB Insights data to identify six IoT and sensor startups making devices for the grid to track equipment health and status, redistribute electricity among wires, and more.