Information is increasingly at the strategic core of the utility enterprise. In order for the utility to get more efficient and contain costs at times of flat revenues, to bring in all the new technologies now in the wing, and to better serve customers - the CIO must be part of the discussions to make that happen. more...-
When one thinks of socially responsible investing (SRI), utilities are not typically top-of-mind. Utilities are rarely considered as candidates for the large and rapidly growing number of SRI funds-funds which are projected to reach as much as $9 trillion in assets under management by 2015. more...-
Many utilities are planning to implement a meter data management system to leverage their investment in advanced metering infrastructure, creating operational benefits and customer benefits out of Big Data. more...-
With the realization of the smart grid, the utility industry has experienced fundamental change over the last decade. Entirely new areas of expertise, value, challenge, and opportunity have emerged. Right at the heart of these opportunities and challenges is how to leverage analytics to improve grid operations ranging from grid optimization to asset management. more...-
This utility industry is on track to spend $1.6 trillion in the coming two decades on generation, transmission and distribution. Clearly, new ways of creating and delivering power will change the business. How does such a capital intensive industry make wise technology investments when the consequences of error - will make them vulnerable to major competitive threats? more...-
Utilities have a compelling story to tell about their efforts in grid modernization, but that story has to reach their customers and ring true. How best to engage customers who have heightened customer service expectations in a digital age, but carry the legacy of being passive ratepayers who respond only to outages and bills?
To succeed, utilities have to move the needle in this important mission. more...-
Every day, more and more utility professionals are seeing the value that lies in the masses of data that their systems across the enterprise are generating. They get it. The challenge now is to develop the applications, business processes, and skill sets that will enable them to maximize the impact of this data in the shortest period of time, not to mention cost-effectively. In short, utilities need champions to drive them to the deep data promised land. more...-
In this session, Gary Hunt, from Tech & Creative Labs, will discuss some of the emerging challenges to optimizing performance and risk with renewable asset portfolios. Dr. Markus Seiser will share key insights into best practices to obtain the proper asset valuation, minimize operating cost and control risks, and come out a winner. more...-
Billions of dollars of investments must be made today - while the government policies shaping those investments may be accelerated, revised or even reversed. This affects building of generation and transmission as well as hedging commodity risks. more...-
Webcast 1 of 2 - Please join Debra Brooks, Project Manager at Southern California Edison, for the replay of a compelling two-part webcast series that reviews the major technical changes throughout Southern California Edison as they unified their design process with new utility design software. SCE standardized and obtained efficiencies in design and engineering processes by utilizing AutoCAD® Utility Design (AUD) as their Transmission & Distribution graphical design tool.
To view the recording from this webcast, click here.
This webcast is the first of two in this series. To view the recording from the April 10th webcast, please, click here.more... -
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