The Transforming Utility Industry

The Transforming Utility Industry

By Ken Lee, SVP & CIO, New York Power Authority

The utility industry is transforming as a result of flat to declining demand for electricity combined with declining electric wholesale prices.

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Building a Future Proof ERP Platform

Building a Future Proof ERP Platform

By Jorge Frausto, CIO-Global ERP, GE Power

Cloud computing is the future of ERP. Not only can it cut the cost of running the infrastructure significantly, it can also help drive the standardization agenda, which is so critical in making an ERP roll out successful.

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Maintenance by the Book

Maintenance by the Book

By Joseph Santamaria, CIO, PSEG [NYSE:PEG]

Not long ago, car owners followed the owner’s manual to ensure proper maintenance: Oil change every 3,000 miles, tune-up every 25,000 miles, tire pressure every other fill-up—everything by the book.

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The Digital Utility Powering the Next Generation

The Digital Utility Powering the Next Generation

By Henry Bailey, Global VP, Utilities IBU, SAP [NYSE: SAP]

The utilities industry is quickly becoming very dynamic and fast moving like never before.

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Electric Utilities Start Joining the Club of Digital Businesses

Electric Utilities Start Joining the Club of Digital Businesses

By Dr. Dirk E. Mahling, VP, Technology, Alliant Energy [NYSE: LNT]

The electric power grid is the largest machine mankind has conceived and built to date. Worldwide, it delivers $400 billion of electricity every year to homes and businesses via 7 million miles of power lines.

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A Cyber Security Metrics Tool for Utilities

A Cyber Security Metrics Tool for Utilities

By Mark McGranaghan, VP, Distribution & Utilization, EPRI

As cyber threats grow and become more sophisticated, utilities must constantly evaluate and improve the effectiveness of security programs.

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Emerging Role of Renewables and Energy Storage

Emerging Role of Renewables and Energy Storage

By Ramkumar Krishnan, CTO, Fluidic Energy

The world is undergoing a monumental shift to sustainable renewable energy, evolving both in the developed world toward cleaner generation sources and the developing world to broad electrification efforts.

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Cloud Computing for Utilities

Cloud Computing for Utilities

By Greg Richards, VP of DevOps, Itron

In the utility industry, the cloud is an old concept. People don’t generate their own power, have a water treatment plant in their backyard or chop and store wood every fall for a long winter.

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IoT Benefits Scalability of Advanced Energy Solutions

IoT Benefits Scalability of Advanced Energy Solutions

By Joe Blanchard, VP of Services, Plug Power

From micro grids to rooftop solar plants to hydrogen powered forklift trucks, every alternative energy solution, to some extent, is a distributed energy technology.

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Discovering Core Metrics By Illuminating Dark Data

Discovering Core Metrics By Illuminating Dark Data

By Steven Clark, VP, Technology Solutions, Contract Land Staff

The "Information Age" began moving at the speed of light as global Internet connectivity became affordable and readily available to average businesses and households.

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Using Pragmatic Analytical Tools to Advance Performance in Pipeline Companies

Using Pragmatic Analytical Tools to Advance Performance in Pipeline Companies

By Lee Laviolette, Managing Director and Global Oil & Gas Leader, Navigant Consulting

For decades, executives asked “What is the value of automation?” in areas like remote tank farms and manifolds. To many, making those investments was a leap of faith.

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Living in Exponential Times

Living in Exponential Times

By Bill Miller, CIO, EMS USA, Inc.

Looking back at Moore’s law, which stated that processor speeds would double every 18-24 months, one can easily observe how quickly technology is advancing.

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Energy Sector Turning Into Hacker's Favorite

Energy Sector Turning Into Hacker's Favorite

By Barb Volk, CIO & MD - Information Services, NW Natural

The areas in the Utility sector where solutions do not yet exist or not up to the mark, and which if existed, would've made job easier.

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Positive Disruption: Utilities, Smart Cities, and Smart Energy Management

By Don Reeves, EVP of Engineering and Managed Services, Silver Spring Networks

Today, we are in the midst of an evolving energy environment. For at least 15 years, utilities have been deploying communications technology to help overcome some of their most pressing issues.

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Transformational Technology

Transformational Technology

By Zhanna Golodryga, SVP, Services and CIO, Hess Corporation

The global oil and gas industry continues to face a lower-for-longer oil price environment that has challenged energy companies and their supporting businesses.

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