April 13, 2023
Aetheros has entered the U.S. energy market with its IoT services to power the next generation of smart meters.
The IoT operating system provider said its Aether Operating System (AOS) provides a flexible, open platform that can meet the U.S. energy market’s changing demands. Operators are currently adapting their services and infrastructure to accommodate the rising popularity of renewable energy, battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions.
Aetheros’ AOS is already commercially deployed in Australia and New Zealand. Its expansion to the U.S. comes as the country has changed its smart meter requirements, with more than 100 million smart meters to be replaced to better serve EVs and renewable energy solutions.
The new smart meter landscape has meant utilities are looking to add analytics and control at the edge of distribution networks to support the renewable and electric devices coming online, with IoT coming in to meet this demand.
“The first deployments of smart meters in the U.S. were all about time-of-use billing and using demand response programs to offset the need to build more generation capacity,” said Ray Bell, Aetheros’ founder. “Today’s requirements are much more complex.
“Utilities need to use distributed edge analytics and control to build a more efficient and diverse smart energy ecosystem…There’s an urgent need in the utility industry for an open standards-based IoT Service Layer that allows market innovation to flow freely…With the second wave of replacement smart meter deployments underway, now is the time to bring our AOS product portfolio to utilities in North America.”
The AOS open IoT Service Layer allows users to build, deploy and manage IoT networks and edge applications using any combination of hardware and software. As the platform expands its U.S. rollout, Aetheros said utilities and their suppliers will have the freedom to “innovate at the grid edge and unlock a wide, new range of smart energy service opportunities.”
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