Big data already allow utility companies and municipalities to save huge quantities of energy and save lots of carbon emissions. You want some examples of concrete benefits of Big Data? For instance, “the city of Oslo managed to lower the energy consumed by street lighting by almost 62% with the help of a smart system” while the city of Portland in Oregon optimized the timing of its traffic signals and managed to save “157K  metric tons of carbon dioxide emission in six years […], the equivalent of approximately 30.000 vehicles of the streets for a year”.

Actually, “the technology can turn the data obtained from the smart meters as well as the smart grids into effective and operational insights” as claims Omkar Galkwad in this interesting article published in Revolution Green.