One interesting Smart Grid application is known as “energy breakdown,” or figuring out how much energy each appliance in your house uses. However, most energy breakdown methods depend on installing hardware in every house, which is hard to scale. This research video by my interviewee Nipun Batra (from IIIT Delhi) talks about how to scale energy breakdown using algorithmic methods. A short and interesting watch!
As many of you know, leaders from over 190 countries participated in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris from November 30 – December 12. This post gives a quick summary of the conference’s outcome and some interesting perspectives I’ve encountered about it. (You can find complete coverage from the New York Times here.)