I received a letter ifnorming me that I’d be inclued in a trial of Ausgrid’s new wirelessly and fibre-optic smart grid as part of their Smart Grid, Smart City initiative. I’m truly honoured because, as I’m told, I “will help shape the future of energy use in Australia”! I was quite interested in what sort of access they’d be allowing external entities – such as developers wanting to write Ausgrid mobile apps – considering that one of the most-cited feature is remote monitoring of household electricity usage and remote control of appliances via an online tool or ausgrid mobile app.
I contacted their media department and was kindly re-directed and received this response:
“The SGSC trial solution is a ‘closed system’, and as such is not designed to incorporate external-to-Ausgrid application development.”
- Senior Project Manager