Tag 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 »

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 »

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 »

Smart Grids: The Challenges of Complexity and Data Volume

February 29, 2012

Essentially, the term “smart grid” refers to the digitizing of the electricity delivery system through the installation of devices that enable two-way communication and control. This improvement to a utility’s infrastructure is primarily focused on getting more data and being able to take more intelligent action.   This data will become the most important asset… Read More »

Analytics Make Smart Grids Smarter

February 29, 2012

The advent of smart grid and smart meter technology is changing the utility industry’s business model. As a result, utility companies face new requirements to provide advanced analytical and decision-making capabilities. The need to integrate data from many systems such as the Meter Data Management System, the Customer Information System (CIS), the Outage Management System… Read More »