Use Cases for Information Bursts

The idea ehind this survey of use cases is to leverage distributed computing to substantially preprocess sensor data into compacted and actionable intelligence packets, or “information bursts,” before that sensor data ever moves from its collection point. By packaging data into information bursts—similar to the way texts, tweets, and photos are transmitted from a smart phone—a standardized message could be transmitted from any point on the power system and handled with methods and tools similar to those used by Internet-scale companies such as Google and Twitter, which manage and visually represent tens of millions of simultaneous texts and tweets per minute. EPRI is in progress on the first twelve use cases for information burst and will demo the concept with real systems and service providers. We would like your input to help identify the most valuable use cases