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Posted By: Ellen Smith - Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
On: July 25, 2016
Co-author Scott Corzine Most Americans are familiar with the high profile hacking incidents of recent years—the public exposure of Sony Pictures’ private email, for instance, or the theft of credit card information belonging to 56 million Home Depot customers. But the damage from those breaches may pale in comparison to  more...
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Posted By: Seyi Fabode - Partner, Asha Labs
On: April 11, 2016
The electric utility industry is glacial in its adoption of technology. There is evidence of this in never-ending pilot projects with startups that lead nowhere and in product design crowdsourcing campaigns that take a year and end up with products that remind one of the failed healthcare.gov project. But change  more...
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Posted By: Joao Gomes - Consultant/Technical Manager, Consultant Smart Grid
On: March 8, 2016
What organizations that are called "Exponentials or Aggregators" are doing, it is to use technology to bring down costs related to the management of Supply and Demand, inherent in any business. In many cases, they do not own the assets they manage. What traditional business models do, it is the  more...
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Posted By: Charles Y. Chen, PhD - Chief Strategy Officer, Energetics Incorporated
On: March 3, 2016
Recently, I was able to attend the DistribuTECH conference, a premier event for the utility industry, catering to asset owners, vendors, users, policy experts, and technologists. Not surprisingly, the conference was overflowing with presentations and displays of new technology innovations, ranging from the internet-of-things, smart software (with a heavy emphasis  more...
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Posted By: Puesh Kumar - director of engineering & operations, APPA
On: February 25, 2016
For more than a century, the electric utility operations mantra has focused on two goals-reliability and safety. This focus, along with innovation, ingenuity and resiliency, has helped the U.S. become a leader on the global stage. However, the modern electric utility in the U.S. is a target for many who  more...
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Posted By: Don Hallgren - Senior Engineer, UISOL, LLC, a GE company
On: February 3, 2016
Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Airlines wrote, “Management is about maintaining processes, disciplines and systems” 1. Processes provide the foundation for a best practice suite. Getting everyone to beat the same “process drum”, however, is easy to say, but sometimes difficult to do. A company can define process to painfully  more...
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Posted By: Seyi Fabode - Partner, Asha Labs
On: December 22, 2015
It’s quite fitting that while COP21 is going on in the background, with leaders and governments talking about climate change, Google announces 842MW of renewable energy purchased. While world leaders plan to make the world greener and promise money towards future research, Google is actually doing the work of moving us towards a  more...
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Posted By: Jonathan Rogers - Energy Consultant, Energetics Incorporated
On: December 2, 2015
Last week, I was fortunate to take part in the launch of the next round of the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD. Now in its second year, the GCTC is designed to advance the deployment of Internet  more...
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Posted By: Jonathan Sander - VP Product Strategy, Lieberman Software
On: November 3, 2015
Multi-factor authentication should have played a much larger role, and there is no guidance on how to deal with privileged identities and their impact on security The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s recently released draft of the NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, "Identity and Access Management for Electric Utilities," addresses information  more...
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Posted By: Salvatore Salamone - Guest Editor, Energybiz
On: October 29, 2015
Utilities today have a wide variety of cloud-based “as-a-Service” (aaS) offerings available to help improve operations, reduce costs, and provide better customer service. Before you move to one or more of these services there are several points to consider. On the plus side, organizations can realize several benefits when using  more...
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