Category Archives: Utilities

Powering-Up Utility Insights with Analytics

June 24, 2015

From reducing operating costs to meeting regulatory requirements, today’s Utilities are faced with a new wave of business challenges. One major business shift is the increasing amount of data collection, as well as the investment in applications and tools to leverage that data. However, many Utilities companies are behind the curve their ability to integrate… Read More »

Live Webinar: Inside Overstock’s Transition to Data-Driven Marketing

October 22, 2014

Odds are, if you shop much online,  you have experienced the onslaught of ill-fated, dated or just wrong product recommendations based on your supposed behavioral history.  It’s become something of a gag among marketing peers to share digital marketing low points (send yours to me here!) One of my favorite wastes of marketing dollars? The… Read More »

Webinar – How SiriusXM Hit the Marketing Fast Lane With Analytics

August 25, 2014

As my kids get older, I’ve had to cede control of the car radio. One result? Thanks to the forced waning of my NPR habit, I’m much less interesting at cocktail parties than I care to be.  Another consequence? Trying to smoothly navigate radio programming that doesn’t meet my parental, shall we say, scrutiny –… Read More »

Asset Analytics: From Proactive Maintenance to Predictive Management

June 17, 2013

Applying data and analytics to asset management enables utilities to move beyond reactive response to proactive maintenance and predictive management. Developing these capabilities allows utilities to identify and circumvent problems to capitalize on modernization efforts made in grid investments. Because reliability is a utility’s highest priority, insights that can help to maintain and sustain power… Read More »

The Analytics Lifecycle Allows an Iterative Approach to Customer Analytics

May 14, 2013

In a recent web seminar, Christine Richards, Director of Knowledge Services at the Utility Analytics Institute shared three recommendations for utilities looking toward implementing customer analytics.  Meter data is only one source. While Richards agreed that meter data is important, she also urged utilities to consider other data sources and systems that support customer operations… Read More »

Get Past the Obstacles to Gain Value from Big Data

April 16, 2013

Mastering the 3 V’s of today’s data – volume, velocity and variety – is critical. Utilities are dealing with an unprecedented surge of data —not just from smart meters, but also from syncophasors, transformers, substation sensors, social media, websites and computerized logs – an endless stream of data of all types, shapes and sizes. In… Read More »

“Analytics” meets Reality

February 1, 2013

WOW – what a difference a year makes!  At DistribuTECH 2012, seemingly everywhere you looked in the convention hall, banners with the word “Analytics” appeared in one form or another – nearly every exhibitor touted their “analytical” capabilities.  Fast-forward to this past week in San Diego and DistribuTECH 2013 and the exhibit hall had a… Read More »

The Role of Smart Meters in Distribution Planning for Asset Utilization

November 13, 2012

Smart meters are often thought about in terms of more accurate billing, outage detection via “last gasp” alerts, and as a knowledge source for marketing segmentation and customer service and support. But they also are proving to play a leading role in more accurate and predictive distribution planning and asset management. Consider the scenario of… Read More »