In the above podcast, Mike Bates, Director of Energy at Intel, discusses how energy and utilities’ business models are changing and how distributed energy resources will be tied into the energy markets. Mike also shares some insights into the exciting trends … Read more >
Let us continue to use the hypothetical case study from the last article. “I just returned from Houston and my friend got a message on her cell phone that the power was out at her house, but that it … Read more >
Interoperability is the key to the pervasive uses of smart infrastructure by everyone. In order to accelerate the use of solar technology and reduce costs, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) decided earlier this year to fund the creation of … Read more >
In the race for deployment of smart grids, smart cities, and an all-things-smart infrastructure, it is not clear who is doing what and how you go about benchmarking or choosing who is doing best. But fear no more. More and … Read more >
This is the second in a series of articles written by this author for Intel. Following articles will focus on expanding on the concepts introduced in this article. The last article set the stage for the kinds of changes that are … Read more >
Since the 1960s, automotive deaths and injuries have steadily declined, per mile driven, due to the many steps taken to incrementally improve safety for the motoring public. First there were seatbelts, followed later by crumple zones, airbags, and door … Read more >
A new standard developed by SGIP, NEMA, and ASHRAE marries smart grids with buildings in a proactive way. The standard is called the “Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM) standard,” or 201P, and it was published earlier in June. I … Read more >
The utility industry in the U.S. has been changing for many years, but most often, this change is slow and somewhat predictable. It started with PUHCA in the 1930s, followed by PURPA in 1970s, FERC order 888/889 in the 1990s, … Read more >
If executed well, service can build confidence in your customers. For utilities, employees’ actions—or inactions—directly impact customers’ confidence in your organization and the services you provide. It doesn’t matter if… a technician is installing a smart meter; a lineman is … Read more >
Interview with Cameron Freberg, Utility Strategist, Emerging Tech Team at Austin Energy How can a utility company steward meaningful change in its service territory, while also providing a beachhead for the whole world to replicate and scale the value captured … Read more >
Our third post of this series will outline key characteristics to consider for edge-based data processing—addressing security and service level considerations, and addressing data management volume and extensibility of services. Security Direct contact between information systems and layers 0 and … Read more >
In the first posting of this series, we looked at the challenges facing smart grid operators and the shift in data gravity from the center to the edge of their service areas. We highlighted the importance of edge-based data management … Read more >
Utilities are facing an increasingly complex power delivery environment, with the need to incorporate renewables generation, electric vehicles, and complex demand response programs into their service area operations. In response, many are expanding their smart grid strategies to take advantage … Read more >
As the energy landscape changes, utilities and vendors are making significant moves to capitalize on new market trends. On May 5 of last year, GDF Suez became Engie and sold its entire US fossil fuel generation fleet. Engie is now … Read more >
The cost of mobile worker safety incidents is one that every utility wants to avoid. With the introduction of technology into the space, we’re starting to see progress in utilizing information and real-time data to reduce dangerous situations and keep … Read more >
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