Posted By: Howard Ng - VP, Techical Sales, Comverge
On: April 17, 2014
Several years ago, many utilities went down the path of attempting to use advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for demand response (DR). As more pursued this option and implemented pilots that served to "kick the tires," we started to hear from utilities that saw limitations with this approach. Today we receive  more...
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Posted By: Marc Tannenbaum - VP, Big Data Energy Services, Inc.
On: April 1, 2014
In spite of all the potential value ascribed to Smart Meters, retail electric providers have yet to overcome the inertia that has prevented them from deploying detailed energy usage data in everyday business. The Smart Meter challenges and opportunities faced by the retailers have facets not found in the regulated  more...
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Posted By: Salvatore Salamone
On: March 13, 2014
Energy exploration and production is highly dependent on the rapid analysis of increasingly more complex and larger seismic imaging datasets. At the same time, the modeling, reserve management, and analytics algorithms being used on that data are becoming more granular and sophisticated requiring enormous processing power.  The field has always  more...
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Posted By: Kaustubh Bhople - Senior Associate Consultant, Infosys
On: February 24, 2014
PERSPECTIVE Smart Grid, Social Media, Big Data are words which are prevalent in every IT implementation in the utility space. Whenever we ask about the future of any utility the response will have these three words; in addition to those, one more word is included i.e. Real-Time. So let's try  more...
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Posted By: Kevin Monte de Ramos - President / Principal Researcher, KMDR Research
On: February 17, 2014
Electric and gas utilities are facing challenges as their business model evolves from serving ratepayers to engaging consumers. In an era of revenue decoupling, utility shareholder returns are no longer maximized by simply selling energy to the ratepayer. Instead, utilities must adhere to regulatory requirements and politically-expedient mandates for demand-side  more...
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Posted By: David Pope - Advanced Analytics, SAS
On: February 13, 2014
Yes, we have all heard about the 3 V's of big data by now. Or the 4 V's or possibly 5 V's, depending on who you ask. However, I would argue the value of data isn't necessarily tied to the "volume" part of big data (unless of course you are  more...
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Posted By: Mark Lively
On: September 20, 2013
Many residential electricity customers have the ability to generate their own electricity.  The number of customers with self generation systems has grown explosively with the advent of roof top solar cells.  The economics of sizing self generating plants depend greatly on the payment system included in the tariffs of the  more...
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Posted By: Michael John - Solutions Manager, Elster
On: July 30, 2013
Security issues have attracted more attention as smart meter rollouts have progressed. Consumers have expressed concerns about the privacy of their data, which has led to delays in smart metering programs in the US and the Netherlands. As this was not an area of focus before and therefore without specifications,  more...
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Posted By: Abhay Kumar - Senior Consultant, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Practice, Energy, Utilities and Services division, Infosys Technologies Ltd
On: July 12, 2013
Introduction I was going through some articles which talked about prepaid meters and how it is advantageous to both Utility companies and their customers. But the reason it is not so popular with the Utilities is because Utilities have to incur lot of additional cost to provide these meters to  more...
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Posted By: Ashish Gupta , Arun Vyas
On: July 11, 2013
Co-Author: Arun Vyas, Consultant, Product and Platform Services, Infosys Limited What is Big Data? Big data is large amount of data which can be structured and unstructured that grows very big in size that processing of this data using conventional databases and software techniques is tough. Big data possess high  more...
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