Postings tagged with: grid

Chris King| May 19, 2016

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Near Real Time Streaming Data

With its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, New York’s Public Service Commission is helping define the future of electricity. The PSC’s ideas include access to smart meter data with a new option: near-real-time streaming over Advanced Metering Infrastructure networks. So what is this, and how does it related to existing options? See the figure – but, for more detail, read on… The majority of utilities that have deployed AMI now have websites that allow customers to view their detailed energ ...

Sonita Lontoh| Apr 21, 2016


How much is the Internet of Things worth to the global economy?

(Image: courtesy of Reuters/Tobias Schwarz) This article first appeared as part of the agenda at the World Economic Forum. Sonita Lontoh is a World Economic Forum Agenda contributor. Reprinted with permission. With all the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), IoT Analytics recently issued an article listing the 10 most popular IoT applications. The list was composed based on what people search on Google, talk about on Twitter, and write about on LinkedIn. The top 10 are listed as fo ...

Chris King| Apr 11, 2016


Engaging Customers: Siemens' Vision for the 51st State Utility

This week, Siemens is participating in the Smart Electric Power Alliance’s 51st State Summit, presenting our vision for the Consumer-Driven Utility. Our submission proposes a consumer-driven grid, enabled and delivered in large part by regulated utilities, and lays out a roadmap to get there not just in the 51st State – but anywhere.The electricity business is being transformed by powerful forces. The evolving world is a confluence of new and less costly distributed energy resources, information ...

Shalin Shah| Mar 31, 2016

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Making the Digital Grid “Central Nervous System” a Reality

Connecting smart grid sensors and devices to the Internet is somewhat like the human body, or more specifically, the central nervous system. In our bodies, the central nervous system gathers information from many different systems and coordinates our body’s resulting reaction. For example, if we touch something hot, the sensation is sent to our brain, interpreted as a threat, and as a result, our brain tells our hand to quickly pull away. Our central nervous system essentially ingests, processes ...

Mike Carlson| Feb 09, 2016

DistribuTECH 2016: Strengthening the Siemens and Utilidata technology partnership through technology integration

At last year’s DistribuTECH show, we announced a partnership with Utilidata to enhance automation and distribution opportunities for power utilities.  Over the last 12 months, we’ve worked on strengthening this partnership and are excited to announce we will now integrate our Siemens Distribution Feeder Automation (SDFA) technology and its proprietary Fault Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration (FLISR) system with Utilidata’s AdaptiVolt™ technology that provides Volt/VAR Optimization. By ...

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. ...

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 ...