Jon Wellinghoff has been at the center of a national firestorm on the physical security of the grid, and has been addressing cybersecurity as well.Join Marty Rosenberg, EnergyBiz editor-in-chief, in an exclusive one-on-one conversation with the former FERC chairman. more...-
Despite efforts to build a culture of safety in the workplace, U.S. companies spend an estimated $170 billion annually on direct and indirect costs associated with workplace injuries and illnesses. In recent years lawmakers have passed a number of laws and regulations, and many organizations have stepped up efforts to implement training programs with the goal to reduce or eliminate the number of accidents in the workplace. However, the one factor in the safety equation that can be difficult to predict is human behavior. But what if there was a way to easily identify which candidates exhibit a zero tolerance mindset before hiring them? more...-
Utilities are poised to drive a new smart meter (R)Evolution that captures the next generation of AMI benefits to transform customer relationships and increase operational efficiencies in dramatic ways to earn the next-generation "technology dividend." more...-
Surrounded by data-producing assets but still struggling to make sense of what it all means, electric, gas and water utilities are looking for answers and for ways to drive greater capital effectiveness. more...-
Smart grid by its nature improves the grid - and introduces new vulnerabilities. It provides ever growing intelligence about all aspects of energy generation, delivery and consumption, affording greater reliability and quicker restoration in the event of an outage. At the same time, smart grid opens utility assets and customer information to cyberassaults. How can utilities safeguard assets and their customers? How can they best train their workers for these challenges? more...-
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be loosely defined as those devices that:
- Connect to the Internet
- Integrate greater compute capabilities
- Use data analytics to extract valuable information
Talked about across industries, IoT is increasingly generating angst when it comes to determining how to secure those devices, forecast to number 75 billion by 2020, according to one estimate.^
Utilities are seeing IoT transform electric systems. The increasing processing power and connectivity now available for each grid component provides an opportunity to implement intelligence across the grid, from generation and transmission through distribution and consumption. more...
Join this free Energy Central webcast to explore: The opportunities being generated by shifting to an energy-as-a-service model; The impact of distributed generation and how utilities could better partner with solar providers; The benefits of insourcing your data to become a true customer-centric organization. more...-
Utility customer care leaders are faced with new challenges and opportunities in today's data-rich/high expectation environment. This webcast will provide some insights in terms of how analytics is changing how utilities can engage customers, and ultimately change the 'traditional' utility/customer relationship in today's operating environment. more...-
The on-demand webinar will focus on: How to apply the key tenets of Workforce Management to existing or new practices; Application of effectiveness measures for each process of Workforce Management; and Lessons learned during a Workforce Management practice optimization project (processes and technology). more...-
The growing use of asset monitoring and management technologies is creating a new paradigm in asset management. This new model expands the use of existing data to arrive at a significantly deeper and more precise assessment of the utility operation's asset fleet. Yet compelling questions remain for the asset manager. more...-
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