Insights

Monetizing the Internet of Things
By Kim Gaddy | Apr 15, 2015
This article continues the series of articles highlighting a few of the sessions from the Utility Analytics Summit last month. The keynote speaker for a session entitled “Monetizing the Internet of Things” was Bill Schmarzo, Chief Technology Officer of Enterprise Information Management & Analytics, EMC Global Services. ...more
Architecting Analytics: From Business Strategy to Execution
By Kim Gaddy | Apr 15, 2015
Duke Energy’s Steve Morgan, Director, Information Management Architecture and Rick Race, Director Grid Analytics described how to develop a robust analytics program that enables intelligent decisioning. Susan Smith, SRP’s Director of Information Management moderated this session. ...more
Getting to No Unplanned Downtime: Salt River Project
By Kim Gaddy | Apr 8, 2015
The Utility Analytics Summit breakout sessions covered a variety of analytics topics. In this well-attended session, Salt River Project’s (SRP) Bill Alkema, Senior Director of Valley Generation and May Millies, Manager, Power Generation Services, shared how SRP is using analytics to improve power generation performance. The session’s moderator was Dan Gent, Analytics Director, Canadian Electricity Association. ...more
By John R. Johnson | Apr 8, 2015
Florida Power & Light is taking the next step when it comes to harnessing the data provided by smart meters and other technologies. ...more
Practical Analytics Resourcing Strategies
By Kathy Engh | Apr 1, 2015
The following article is a review of Session 602, "Practical Analytics Resourcing Strategies" from the Utility Analytics Summit. Writing this review is Kathy Engh, IT Manager - Business Intelligence & Analytics - Engineering at Sempra Energy. ...more
By John R. Johnson | Apr 1, 2015
More than 50 million smart meters have been deployed in the United States to date, with Southern California Edison responsible for about five million units in its service territory. ...more
By John R. Johnson | Mar 25, 2015
During our recent event, The Utility Analytics Institute invited Laurie Bassi, CEO of McBassi & Company to speak on the Session Topic: The Role of Human Capital Analytics for Utilities. The following article is an interview John conducted with Laurie on her perceptions on the topic. ...more
What’s New with UAI Working Groups?
By Guest Writer | Mar 25, 2015
The following article is a member review by Rocky King, Distribution Management Systems at Georgia Power, on Session 801: "What's New with UAI Working Groups?" ...more
How APS is Using Analytics to Deliver Value
By Fred Sterle | Mar 18, 2015
As mentioned in last week's Utility Analytics Weekly we let you know that members of the Institute would be providing some insight into some of the sessions they attended. The following article is a member review by Fred Sterle, Enterprise Architecture team with responsibility for BI at Kansas City Power & Light, on Session 601: "How APS is Using Analytics to Deliver Value". ...more
By John Johnson | Mar 18, 2015
Aside from helping utilities to keep the lights on longer, data analytics are enabling utilities to offer all kinds of new services to their customers, many in the area of energy conservation. ...more

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