How SOA could change the way you buy electricity

Imagine that your appliances have the ability to power up or down, in real time, based on up-to-the-minute electricity costs. An SOA-based marketplace proves the possibility


In this SOA project, called GridWise, PNNL and IBM built an event-driven architecture that allows customers to control electricity consumption in real time.

What if IT could be used to eliminate the West Coast's notorious rolling blackouts or huge regional power outages like those experienced by the Northeast and Midwest in 2003?

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