By Tom Bland, Director, Business Technology Services, Cobb EMC
Cobb EMC made a strategic decision in 2014 to migrate away from a Customer Care and Billing System that was hosted and managed “in-house” to a service based solution from National...
By Patrick Ciganer, CIO, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
The past decade has brought more significant transformational and disruptive change to the information management and technology environment than has been seen since the advent of the personal computer in the 1970s.
By Joseph Santamaria, CIO, PSEG
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey and PSEG hard. Tens of thousands of utility lines were downed by trees, 2,400 utility poles were damaged, thousands of gas meters were flooded and power plants saw water rise well above historic levels,
By Michael Menendez, Information Technology VP, Customer, BGE (Baltimore Gas and Electric Company)
Customers’ needs are evolving at a rapid pace, along with their expectations for how they communicate with their service providers.
By Eugene Litvinov, Chief Technologist, ISO New England
The rapid proliferation of new technologies is transforming how electricity is produced, delivered, and consumed. While offering many benefits, these changes are also increasing the complexity of power systems and requiring innovative approach
By Dawn Roth Lindell, SVP & CIO, Western Area Power Administration
What would happen if our electricity was down for weeks or months due to a coordinated attack on our electric grid? Without electricity, we go without clean water, our food would rot and without gasoline pumps which now use electricity.
By Benjamin Beberness, CIO, Snohomish PUD
Cyber security and integration of information technology and operational technology (IT/OT) are two challenges for the utility industry.
By Ed Bodie, Information Technology Manager, Santee Cooper
Santee Cooper is an 82-year-old electric and water utility with approximately 1,730 employees and facilities across the entire state of South Carolina.
By Jeff Cann, Chief Strategist & CIO, Chris Cole, Business Development, Encore Electric, Inc.
Since the introduction of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2000, there are many success stories in energy savings for building construction and maintenance.
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.
By Nancy Bui-Thompson, VP, SMUD Board of Directors, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
The electric industry is rapidly changing. Across the country key stakeholders and regulators are grappling with what the future holds: how and when transformation will occur.