Postings tagged with: utilities


Chris King| Apr 11, 2016

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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 ...

Mike Carlson| Feb 10, 2016

DistribuTECH 2016: The Power of Planning for Agility in Energy

To Siemens, being focused on the future means staying ahead of the challenge and ahead of the change.  Staying ahead certainly means looking to the future and to plan for it. But in the power space, one thing is clear—traditional planning practices and static models will no longer work for the dynamics of today’s grid. The rise of distributed energy resources, intermittent generation, and fluctuation in power and energy markets has changed how utilities manage their power, and ultimately, their ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Chris King| Jan 05, 2016

NY REV - What is a DSP anyway?

Siemens recently hosted a webinar on the New York “Reforming the Energy Vision” proceeding, welcoming participants across the U.S. and around the globe. NY REV is developing policy and identifying technology for the electric distribution utility of the future. European utilities are looking at similar issues.The goal is to “animate” the market for distributed energy resources (DERs), including demand response, distributed generation, energy efficiency, energy storage, microgrids, and electric ve ...

Harald Mayer| Nov 04, 2015

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What's happening at the substation? Condition monitoring boosts savings and reliability

Most utilities employ a time-based approach to maintaining and replacing electrical substation assets. However, sometimes these schedules are overtaken by events. Substation equipment commonly endures a surprising amount of wear and tear from network conditions (such as overloading) and harsh environmental conditions -- both cumulative and sudden. It's not always possible to predict when substation equipment might fail. But when it does, this can lead to unplanned outages, damage to other equip ...

Usman Sindhu| Oct 14, 2015

Recap of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015– Utilities Perspective

We expect bold statements and ideas from Gartner Research. One feels rejuvenated with new ideas after attending electric keynotes at the Gartner Symposium. This year was impressive indeed. Analysts and guest speakers talked about how to become an agile IT enterprise embracing digital business. Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president, global head of research at Gartner, shared how companies will generate digital revenue from digital business. Companies like Williams-Sonoma changed their business ...

Harald Mayer| Sep 28, 2015

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Utility specialty support services

Siemens offers a range of specialized services to help electric utilities address unique issues associated with power distribution networks. These offerings build upon Siemens' vast and diverse industry and analytics expertise, as well as a deep catalogue of power distribution products. Siemens utility support services include: Operation & maintenance of power delivery assets. Reduce risk, control costs and enhance reliability by outsourcing this crucial function to a qualified service provi ...

Usman Sindhu| Aug 31, 2015

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Will Data Science Discipline Help Utilities Analytics Practices?

The answer to the above question is yes. At least all participants of Siemens Twitter Chat on July 22, 2015 did concur that data science is an important discipline for utilities to gain deeper insights into the data.  You can follow the conversation at #utilichat on Twitter. It was apparent from the Twitter Chat (#utilichat) that we have more questions about solving many challenges for utilities. Utilities do collect a lot of data and volume has increased in the past few years. Zpryme survey co ...


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