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. ...

Usman Sindhu| Jan 13, 2016

The “Digital” Grid Year 2016

Gartner Inc. data shows the utility industry has been a leader in deploying Internet of Things technology (e.g. smart meters, field devices, SCADA, communication, automation, and protective relays). But, essentially, they are Intranet of Things. These devices talk via the intranet rather than Internet. These devices have proprietary protocols and communication mechanisms. So the first wave of digitalization will occur on this Intranet of Things. At the same time consumers are the biggest catalys ...