Posted By: David Pope
- Manager, Pre-sales Energy, SAS
On: August 3, 2016
Co-author: Gilbert Hernandez I’ve written before about how analytics is the ultimate renewable resource due to the fact that the same “math” can be applied to solve problems or improve processes across all different departments independent of the industry. Many articles on analytics and utilities currently focus on the benefits of more...
Posted By: Kathleen Wolf Davis
- Editor-in-Chief, Intelligent Utility, Energy Central
On: August 1, 2016
Don’t know Pokemon Go? It’s the latest game craze where you go out to “capture” Pokemon creatures using an augmented reality overlay on your smartphone. And, in less than a week, it’s taken over the world, we swear. (OK. It just got released in Europe and has yet to be released more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence for Critical Infrastructure Protection In spite of huge investments in security, attacks in critical sectors are on the rise. Most owners and operators of critical infrastructure assets deal with security in departmental silos which is not only more...