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POWERGRID INTERNATIONAL Volume 23 Issue 1
Utilities are set to benefit from the Internet of Things (IoT) as much as any industry. But despite the clear opportunity, the implementation rate for utilities is actually behind schedule. This is due to some challenges unique to the sector that are proving to be significant barriers to adoption.
As Hurricane Irma hit the Dominican Republic, power lines were damaged, distribution lines were disconnected in zones that had risk of flood or high winds, and some power plants went offline. These events resulted in volatile fluctuations in grid frequency, and energy storage arrays performed significantly more work than usual to stabilize the frequency.
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