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Electricity Consumers Are Becoming Producers: Macro Trends In Energy Sector

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The energy sector is going through its own transformation, parallel to the digital transformation that virtually every industry is going through. Jason Shepherd, Vice President of Ecosystem at Zededa, opines that with the popularization of solar panels and batteries, people are now producing their own electricity and storing them in batteries that reverse the power flow in the grid, which it wasn’t designed for. Moreover, renewable is also a new space. All of this creates a unique challenge for power companies still relying on legacy systems. This challenge needs collaboration within the energy industry with commodity hardware and open source technologies. LF Energy has created a perfect platform for that collaboration. In this exclusive interview for LF Energy Spring Summit 2021, Shepherd talks about these challenges and the open-source technologies that are being built to address these challenges. Shepherd will be delivering a talk at the Summit.

Jason Shepherd is VP of Ecosystem at edge orchestration company Zededa. Prior to joining Zededa, Jason was CTO for the Dell Technologies Edge and IoT Solutions Division. Jason is also the founder of EdgeX Foundry Project. Jason is the governing board chair for LF Edge and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Industrial IoT influencers in both 2018 and 2019. He holds over 40 granted and pending US patents. Follow Jason on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Zededa is the leader in orchestration for distributed edge computing. Built on an open source foundation and a robust zero-touch security architecture, our mission is to make edge computing effortless through zero-touch provisioning and full remote lifecycle management of both edge hardware and applications.

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