Usman Sindhu| Feb 08, 2016

Utilities top three challenges and priorities at DistribuTECH 2016

Utility professionals have gathered at DistribuTECH to hear about cutting edge solutions to address their challenges and network with their peers. While solution providers are assembling their key solution and services; we should keep in mind utilities concerns and priorities. Siemens clients tell us that  1.     The top three technologies impacting the distribution grid are solar, battery/storage, and wind. 2.     Top priorities for large IOUs are customer enablement, creating efficiency, and ...

Mike Carlson| Feb 04, 2016

DistribuTECH 2016: How Can Utilities Stay Ahead of the Change? Agility in Energy.

There is no lack of change in today’s energy landscape and no surprise that this puts the US energy industry at a crossroads - one of challenge but also possibility. Utilities are at the heart of this transformation. Forces at the consumer level with the shift to “prosumer” behavior, the increasing amount of data being created inside and outside a utility’s walls, the pressures created by a turbulent regulatory and policy environment, an influx of distributed and alternative power generation, an ...

Usman Sindhu| Jan 28, 2016

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Leadership in the Meter Data Management Market

The results of Gartner Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products 2015 are in. Siemens EnergyIP platform along with its MDM application continues being the leader and outperform competition. The results show the product strength, stellar execution, and customers’ trust in Siemens EnergyIP platform.  Siemens strengths outlined by Gartner 1)    Siemens solution for meter data management with advanced applications provide high value to the customers with strong product capabilities and vis ...

Shalin Shah| Jan 22, 2016

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The Fast Track to a Digital Grid

The movement to a Digital Grid is a significant and growing trend in the utility industry, which expects to generate an 18%+ growth rate between now and 2019 and create an overall market size of $118 billion. The applications for advanced analytics for the Digital Grid have the potential for adding significant business value in a number of ways – revenue enhancement, operational efficiency, and reduced costs. Digitizing the grid while maintaining normal ongoing operations is a major challenge. ...

Chris King| Jan 14, 2016

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UK Distribution Utilities Providing Greater Value for Money

UK regulator Ofgem just released the results of its review of distribution company performance from 2010 to 2015. Overall, the Distribution Network Operators have "outperformed" and "delivered major benefits for consumers throughout the period." In short – excellent results.The DNOs, who deliver power to 27 million customers, spent a total of £15 billion during the period, including over £1 bn for increasing network capacity. The graphic shows where the spending was targeted. ...