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IoT Smart Grid Data: Moving from Potential Value to Realized Value
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Tim Fairchild, Director, Global Energy Practice, SAS

Across every industry segment, the Internet of Things (IoT) generates amounts of data that would have been inconceivable to CIOs a decade ago. For utilities, IoT data from smart meters and other connected devices that make up the Smart Grid...

Improved EV Fleet Implementation by Industry Leaders
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Ron Silorio, CTO

Leading the way toward reliable and cost-effective electric vehicle charging with its technology called Electronic vehicle master controller (EVMC), Cyber Switching Solutions has established itself as a leader in the power management landscape...

Will the Smart Meter Deliver on its Promise?
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John Burke, CIO, Ambit Energy

At the start of 2018 there were 71 million smart meters installed in the US funded by the promise of smarter grids, fewer carbon emissions, and more satisfied consumers. A smart meter infrastructure lays the groundwork for dynamic pricing, demand...

Smart Energy Solutions for Industries
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Michael Turwitt, CEO & President, 2G Cenergy Power Systems Technologies

The U.S. is entering a new age of power generation. The need to reduce our carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment has forced government and environmental agencies to “raise the bar”. These new standards and governmental...

Value Creation in the Digital Energy Network
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Henry Bailey, Global VP, Utilities IBU, SAP

The demand for electricity in the next decades, according to some estimates, will nearly double as the world population approaches 10 billion people, the middle class adopts new electronic devices in emerging economies, urbanization accelerates at...

Connected Field of Dreams
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Jason Cradit, VP of Information Systems, Willbros Group, Inc.

Utility construction, like so much other infrastructure work isn’t done in a cubical or boardroom or even in a corner office. It’s done in fields. Literal fields. People get muddy, work rain or shine, and they build our nation’s...

Your Local Municipal Utility: Stodgy No More
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Greg Sarich, CIO, CPS Energy

Municipal utilities have generally earned their reputation as being slow-moving, stuck in the past, and reluctant to embrace change. If you look back over the last century, the traditional electric utility has changed little since the days of...

2018 Digital Transformation Trends in the Power Sector
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John Villali, Research Director, IDC Energy Insights

The power sector is currently undergoing a digital transformation (DX) that will continue to play out for the next several years. This transformation is enhancing the way energy is produced, delivered, and consumed. Utilities are creating new...

Renewable Heating And Cooling As A Strategic Asset
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Chris Beebe, CEO, BEAM Engineering

Current dialogue about energy in the United States is centered on electricity and transportation. However, a third element is missing from this discussion: the massive amount of thermal energy that is used for heating and cooling our buildings,...

A Next Generation Grid Needs Input and Participation of the Next Generation
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Andrew Johnston, Chief Evangelist, ResilientGrid and Director, Navigant Consulting

If the grid of the 20th century was built in the image of the greatest generation and the Eisenhower Administration, then the grid of the 21st century is built in the image of millennials. As such, millennials have a growing role in shaping...

Management Of Big Data To Drive Utility Transformation
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Dr. Mani Vadari, President, Modern Grid Solutions

The utility industry had been in a slow evolutionary mode since the middle of the 20th century. However, over the last 10-15 years, the pace of change has dramatically changed and much of this happening through the implementation of technology....

4 Ways Utility & Green Energy Companies are Getting Smarter With IoT
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Prashant Kumar, Founder & CEO, TechBlocks

IoT is certainly a hot topic. We’ve already explored best practices for IoT implementation and its effects on logistics and the retail space. Now we’re diving into the utilities and green energy sectors, which are industries that can...

Smart Energy Solutions for Industries
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Michael Turwitt, CEO & President, 2G Cenergy Power Systems Technologies

The U.S. is entering a new age of power generation. The need to reduce our carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment has forced government and environmental agencies to “raise the bar”. These new standards and...

Preparing for the New Energy Landscape
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Scott Higgins, Director, Utility Distributed Energy & Microgrids, Schneider Electric

The steady increase in energy consumption across North America is forcing consumers to contend with high and variable energy costs and utilities into increase grid investments. Total energy production in the United States increased for the...

The Power of Prediction through Grid Analytics
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Soorya Kuloor, CTO, Advanced Grid Analytics, Landis+Gyr

Distribution utilities are increasingly adopting analytics products into their enterprise IT portfolios. Analytics use cases are focused towards very diverse areas including finance, enterprise and customers. Grid analytics is a piece of this...

Distributed Energy Resource Connectivity: Closing the Communications Gaps
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Dr. Gerald Gray, Program Manager, Information and Communication Technology, Electric Power Research Institute

There are several challenges confronting utility communication system architects and engineers as they design and deploy networks to transport the increasing varieties, velocities, and volumes of data for grid management. One of the biggest...

Wisdom and Analytics
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Dave Webb, CIO, Nebraska Public Power District

When someone asks you to share wisdom, rest assured you’re probably not young anymore. I’ve learned to be OK with that. I have enjoyed a long and satisfying career in various leadership roles in Engineering and IT. For the better...

Shifting Role of CIOs in Utility with Tectonic shifts in IT
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Zeeshan Sheikh, CIO, Entergy

How does a utility increase internal customer satisfaction? In all likelihood, every business asks this question at a certain stage of their existence and it grows with each passing day. Even if the organization is already resource...

How Utilities Benefit Moving to Cloud
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Jeff Katz, CTO, Energy & Utilities, IBM [NYSE:IBM]

Some utility CIOs were early adopters when it came to cloud technology. Embracing the opportunity to transform business processes and solutions was considered an appropriate decision, because it not only improved how problems were solved, but also...

Smart Grid's Trojan Horse: Actions to Consider
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Doug Morrill, Associate Director, Navigant [NCI]

It is troubling that recent Internet hacks that affected popular websites in the United States are being received with surprise. Similar events have been happening for years. The explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices complicates the...

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