Schedule - PGConf.EU 2011
Metering the smart way - a smart grid for the datacenter
Green IT is all over the place but in reality most modern datacenters don't really have the necessary monitoring in place to actually figure out what all the power is used for. This talk is about using a very IT centric approach to the whole building automation problem of gathering, analying and applying changes out of thousends of sensors and metering devices. The presented solution is using PostgreSQL as a central datastore and business logic container, getting external datafeeds from both traditional Modbus and M-Bus devices and more "modern" devices using IP-based communication. The Talks will also give some insight into how the experience gained with using PostgreSQL in this kind of scenary is used in a field prototype for a an actual smartmeter deployment at a medium sized utility company.