Energy / Utilities

Big Data


  • Regulations are evolving concerning the use of Big Data to facilitate the development, integration and operation of wind, solar and other distributed generation, as well as energy storage.
  • As energy companies adopt new technologies to monetize Big Data, patent holders will seek to leverage their IP rights against these companies.
  • Collecting Big Data from smart meters, e-vehicles and appliances raises significant privacy and consumer protection concerns.
  • Big Data is being used to address energy system inefficiencies and vulnerabilities.
  • Electric grids and other utilities continue to be attractive targets for cybersecurity attacks.