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AI Startup Aims to Extinguish Wildfires

Jul 23, 2020 |

Based on the last two wildfire seasons, including 2018 when an entire California town was destroyed, utilities blamed for recent wildfires need all the help they can get maintaining aging grids. Read more…

Smart Grid Effort Seeks to Boost Coordination

Feb 7, 2020 |

Among the most promising applications of Internet of Things frameworks is helping utilities integrate far-flung power grids, including the growing number of smart devices used to collect customer data.

An expanded open source initiative sponsored by the Linux Foundation aims to help grid operators securely collect user data as well as monitor, control and manage smart devices connected to electrical grids. Read more…

Utilities Sitting on Energy Data Goldmine

Jan 10, 2020 |

Billions of dollars have been invested over the last decade or so in smart meters intended to reduce energy usage and achieve savings. A new study finds that utilities have largely failed to tap data that might yield those savings. Read more…

Crunching Numbers for Green Success

Dec 20, 2017 |

We live in a technology age where data is king. With the growth of connected devices, the sheer amount of available data is increasing rapidly — and by 2020, IDC predicts there will be twice as much high-value data worth analyzing. Read more…

Oracle Extends Buying Spree With Opower Deal

May 4, 2016 |

Oracle extended its reach into the industrial and analytics sectors this week with the acquisition of Opower, an energy analytics company and provider of cloud services to utilities in a deal worth about $532 million. Read more…

GE Sees Low Hanging Fruit in Big Data for Utilities

Sep 5, 2013 |Founded in 1892, GE is one of the oldest major companies in the global landscape. They also happen to be one of the newest major players in the big data trend, with a steady drumbeat of initiatives coming out of the company aimed at advancing their “Industrial Internet” vision. This week, the company announced that they are launching a program focused around advancing big technologies for utilities. Read more…

Utilities Knife through Big Data

Dec 12, 2012 |An increasing worldwide focus on energy efficiency and slowing the effects of global climate change has prompted new advancements in smart energy technology. But devices such as smart meters and monitors that constantly check power conditions end up collecting a massive amount of data that could overwhelm utilities if they are unprepared. Read more…

Space-Time Aims to Make the Grid Smarter

Jan 25, 2012 |No, this is not about wormholes or warping the time-space continuum--rather, this week we're highlighting a company that has a set of technologies aimed at harnessing big utilities data to reshape the way we think about the energy grid... Read more…
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