James Brehm - M2M Evolution

James Brehm
Senior Strategist
Compass Intelligence
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If M2M were a football game, what quarter are we in?
Training Camp!
U.S. Next-Generation M2M and Connected
Device Application Market Share, 2011
U.S. Next-Generation M2M and Connected
Device Vertical Market Share, 2011
Why deploy M2M?
Market or Revenue Growth
Cost Reduction
What is the Smart Grid Anyway?
Smart Grid
The Smart Grid is loosely defined as combining software, sensors, computing power, and traditional
telecommunications elements to the existing power infrastructure to automate the creation,
distribution, transmission, and use of electricity.
DoE’s Smart Grid Shortlist
Self-healing from power disturbance events
Enabling active participation by consumers in
demand response
Operating resiliently against physical and cyber
Providing power quality for 21st century needs
Accommodating all generation and storage
Enabling new products, services, and markets
Optimizing assets and operating efficiently
Why Focus on Electricity?
• Electricity is one of the largest and most
capital-intensive sectors of the economy.
– America’s electric assets exceed $800B with 60% invested in power
plants, 30% invested in distribution and 10% in transmission facilities.
– There are 3,100 electric utilities and more than 2,000 independent
power companies and customer-owned distributed-energy facilities.
• Annual electric expenditures total over $250B
annually (and increasing).
Why Focus on Electricity(continued)
• Benefits outweigh risks of not doing anything.
Rising fuel prices and uncertain access to fossil fuels.
Electricity demand projected to increase by 30% to 2035. (USDOE)
Global warming and the harm to the atmosphere.
Poor utilization of economic capital.
Updating of 100+ year old technology.
Momentum of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
• The Electric Power Research Institute estimates
that while the Smart Grid will cost $165B
between now and 2025, the ROI (savings) will be
4 to 1 or nearly $800B.
• New business models are still being developed
• Standards for collection of data need to be formalized
• Training around new devices, services, processes and procedures is
• Consolidation must occur – realignment of existing infrastructure
and assets
Regulatory environment in question
• Best practices around security of information and compliance with
regulation are still being developed
What’s Next?
• Smart grid demonstrations and deployment.
• R&D to advance smart grid functionality by developing innovative
technologies and tools in the areas of transmission, distribution,
energy storage, power electronics, cybersecurity, etc.
• Interconnection, Interoperability and Standards activities.
• Monitoring national progress activities and creating measurable
• Stakeholder engagement and outreach activities - sharing lessons
Things to Think About
James Brehm
Senior Strategist
112 E. Pecan Suite 1100
San Antonio, TX 78205