Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS)

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...

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Change and the CIO

Change and the CIO

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.

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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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Meeting the Changing Needs of Customers

Meeting the Changing Needs of Customers

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,

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Exelon Utilities Meeting the Need to Exceed Customer Expectations through Innovation

Exelon Utilities Meeting the Need to Exceed Customer Expectations through Innovation

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.

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Cloud Computing for Advanced Power System Monitoring

Cloud Computing for Advanced Power System Monitoring

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

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GRID EX III - Physical and Cyber Security on the Electric Utility Grid

GRID EX III - Physical and Cyber Security on the Electric Utility Grid

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.

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Cyber Security and Integration of Information Technology

Cyber Security and Integration of Information Technology

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.

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iPort: Enhancing Communication and Keeping Information Current and Easily Available

iPort: Enhancing Communication and Keeping Information Current and Easily Available

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.

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MTP Enables More than Energy Management for Smart Buildings

MTP Enables More than Energy Management for Smart Buildings

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.

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Is There Auditible Security in the Cloud?

Is There Auditible Security in the Cloud?

By Preston Williams III, Senior Partner and CIO, GBC Global Services

Irecently watched the CSPAN coverage of cloud computing in political campaigns held at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.

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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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The Evolving Cyber Threat

The Evolving Cyber Threat

By Robert H. McClanahan, VP/CIO, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

Some days I wonder why we connected our organization to the Internet. Sure, I was the one advocating for it when I was a technical manager.

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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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A New Paradigm in Electric Industry

A New Paradigm in Electric Industry

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.

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