Energy and utility companies are starting to look to the quantum world for the increasingly complex computational challenges facing the sector.
Load balancing is becoming more and more complex as the power system decentralises. As the numbers of distributed energy resources and other grid connected devices grow and consumption trends become more erratic, the computations become more difficult and time consuming, making this a prime use case for the power of quantum computing.
And the potential of this advanced technology is becoming ever closer within reach as developers advance and open up their ecosystems via the cloud. There is even the prospect of a $5,000, albeit much simplified, portable desktop device aimed primarily at students from China’s Shenzhen SpinQ Technology before year end.