Insights

By Kim Gaddy | Nov 19, 2014
It seemed appropriate to take a moment and look back at the goals and deliverable's produced by the 2014 Utility Analytics Institute Working Groups. ...more
By Chris Moyer | Nov 19, 2014
One of the most common refrains at the Utility Analytics Week last month in Newport Beach was the recognition of how important it was for utilities to use advanced analytics to make predicative and prescriptive business discussions. ...more
By Kathleen Wolf Davis | Nov 12, 2014
In this latest bit of insight, we sit down with high-level executives and managers and get personal. We want to know how they got here, what they love about their jobs and how they see the industry evolving. For this installment of C-suite Insider, we spoke with Nebraska Public Power District's David Webb, who garnered his CIO title about five years ago. ...more
By Marvin Griff | Nov 12, 2014
A computer storing operating cost data for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc., power network extending from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast was compromised this summer. Within the past two years, sophisticated cyber-attacks, whose colorful names "Dragonfly" and "Energetic Bear" belie their disruptive capability, gained access to U.S. and European power networks. These and other recent cyber intrusions highlight the persistent risk confronting the U.S. electricity grid. ...more
By Chris Moyer | Nov 5, 2014
It’s no secret that companies have been striving for decades to understand their customers better and to engage with them at a deeper level. A glut of digital information (online, mobile, and social media) and consumer behavior data has opened a window into what motives a customer. This is especially true in the utility industry as a result of the investment in “Smart Grid” infrastructure starting in the mid-2000s. ...more
What's the state of data on the wires?
By Kathleen Wolf Davis | Nov 5, 2014
Read this interview initiated by Kathleen Wolf Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Utility magazine with Miroslav Begovic, president of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and professor of electric energy research at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His answers may surprise you. ...more
By Kim Gaddy | Oct 29, 2014
There was a lot to like about Utility Analytics Week. A brief overview is provided below along with some of the comments shared by attendees during the course of the event. ...more
By Chris Moyer | Oct 29, 2014
Last week, as the first day of the Utility Analytics Week was wrapping up a sense of eager anticipation was building amongst many in the crowd. The last program item on the agenda was the 2014 Innovation Awards presentation. ...more
| Oct 29, 2014
The Utility Analytics Institute has obtained permission from Vertex to share the following newsletter piece that was released last week: Unique Market Offering Combines Best-in-Breed Customer Interaction and Speech Analytics Capabilities with Deep Industry Expertise. ...more
By Chris Moyer | Oct 16, 2014
Utility Analytics Week is next week! Take a moment to watch this video clip from UA Summit 2014! ...more