We started Camus to contribute our software expertise to the most important problem of our lifetimes. Technology can be a powerful enabler for change, and we are bringing open source from the software industry to the grid.
At Google I helped define a distributed computing approach which scaled us more than 10,000x. As the grid makes a similar jump, from 1000s of reliable generators to millions of unreliable participants, what can we learn?
One of the privileges of working with great partners like Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Inc. is the opportunity to join their conversation with the local community. We were excited to meet recently with Net Metering Advisory group and Renewable Taos to share our work on understanding and managing the role of local solar generation in KCEC’s grid.
We just finished sharing thoughts on large scale monitoring and telemetry with MISO, and I wanted to share a few reflections on applying lessons from internet scale systems to managing the electrical grid.
The grid space is behind the curve in adopting contemporary software technology. The last ten years have seen a computing revolution - the cloud isn't just about using other people's computers, it's about using effectively unlimited computing power to solve the hardest problems.