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Electric utilities are starting to use all the data streaming in from smart meters, sensors and other smart grid technologies to create actionable business intelligence - to improve customer relationships or more effectively monitor and maintain assets. In this channel you'll find resources to help see the possibilities and follow the trends in Big Data.

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Data analytics buying guide part 1: What's in Big Data for you?

data analytics, advanced analytics, analytics buying guide, benefits of analytics, big data, Oncor analytics initiative, IBM analytics
Why is Big Data such a Big Deal for electric utilities? Because many are starting to use advanced analytics software to turn the volumes of data streaming in from smart grid technologies into actionable business intelligence. In part one of our new buying guide, you'll discover some of the benefits they're seeing - including just-released results from Oncor's ambitious analytics initiative with IBM.

Strategic Asset Management: A Primer for Electric Utilities

utility asset management, utility strategic asset management, advanced analytics for utilities, UTILICASE strategic asset management, Strategic asset management eBook
Utilities are now getting much more data about their equipment via meters, sensors and other intelligent devices and seeing the benefits of software that can pull together all that information and make sense of it. As a result, strategic asset management is entering its next phase, which is the focus of our latest eBook developed with the experts at UTILICASE. Download the free eBook to learn how your utility can glean the benefits of advanced analytics to develop a more strategic asset care program.

What to do today to prepare for Big Change tomorrow (from a telecom veteran)

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, Big Data, utility business model, utility transformation, smart grid strategy
With massive change coming in the utility business environment, it’s not hard to understand that figuring out how and where to begin to cope with it is a challenge. In the age of the data driven utility, guest author Thomas Zimmermann counsels utilities to take an incremental approach for the best outcome to what will be a major transformation.

Big wins for GRID20/20, Itron, Siemens and more smart grid companies

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid companies, smart grid vendors, smart grid projects
This week’s collection of smart grid wins includes quite a mix of projects and developments, including major accomplishments for GRID20/20, Itron, Siemens. Italy’s Enel, GeoDigital and others. Click for details.

The 3 steps to snagging a multi-billion-dollar "data dividend"

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, data, Big Data, smart grid opportunities, electric utilities
There is a multi-billion-dollar opportunity electric utilities haven’t caught on to yet: the business value of data. Guest author Gary Wachowicz explains the “data dividend,” what it is, and how utilities can quickly get on board and be competitive.

How to mature your grid operations (from an industry insider)

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, data analytics, AMI, smart meters, smart grid software, electric utility operations
In the first two parts of his series on the operations maturity model, guest author Kai Hui explained how utilities can measure their progress and move up the maturity scale more quickly. His final installment covers integrated software and its critical importance in the operations maturity process.

When not so smart people run smart grids -- 3 ways to raise your operational IQ

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, data analytics, AMI, smart meters utility operations, electric utilities
In the first part of his three-part series on the operations maturity model, guest author Kai Hui related how utilities can use it to gauge how effectively they are interpreting using smart meter data. Now, he explains three ways utilities can climb to a higher level on the maturity scale.

How AMI analytics will determine utility winners and losers

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, AMI, smart meters, smart meter benefits, customer care, electric utilities
Early on AMI primarily was seen as a way to reduce peak demand and give customers more information about (and control over) their energy use. But as a new whitepaper from Oracle and Opower reveals, there are more benefits to be had… without additional cost. Click for a summary and to download the paper.

Are you smart enough to run a smart grid? How to grade your operations IQ

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, AMI, smart meters, data, data analytics, utility operations
All the smart meter data in the world isn’t going to do much good if a utility is unable to efficiently and effectively interpret and extract value from it. In the first of a three-part series, long-time utility insider Kai Hui explains the operations maturity model and how utilities can use it to judge if they are making the most of the data they have available.

6 questions to determine if you really understand utility analytics

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, analytics, data analytics, Big Data, smart grid strategy, electric utilities
The Big Data revolution has had quite an impact on analytics because of its size and scope. And that means keeping up with a more complex and challenging environment. Read the story to find out if you’re up to speed on the current state of analytics.

Now utilities can tell customers how much energy each appliance uses (just from the smart meter data)

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart meters, smart meter data, data analytics, home energy use, electric utilities
Just as smart phones have evolved into so much more than a convenient way to make a call or check email, smart meters are expected to follow a similar evolutionary path. Guest author Salim Popatia explains that the next step for smart meters is to tell customers how much energy each of their appliances uses.

Aging grid assets? How to know what equipment to replace and when

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, asset management, analytics, electric utilities
Of course it would be great to know when to replace equipment before it fails. Aging infrastructure is a major concern for utilities, some say their most pressing challenge. Shawn Lyndon of Ventyx sheds light on how valuable asset health analytics can be for utilities facing aging equipment replacement.

Utilities: Why you may be negligent about your GIS (and a program that can help)

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, geospatial information systems, IntelliGrid program, EPRI, electric utilities
For many utilities, the value and benefits of Geospatial Information System data are underutilized. Click to find out what those benefits are and how to take full advantage of them through the Electric Power Research Institute’s IntelliGrid Immersion service.

Why and how to convert Big Data into little data (aka actionable data)

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid data, data analytics, electric utilities
Could it be that utilities have been using the wrong approach to deal with the huge amounts of data the smart grid produces? Guest author Steve Ehrlich explains a better way to squeeze value and actionable insight from all that data. And it’s not rocket science.

Italy's Enel continues to trail blaze (this time with storage and analytics)

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, nanogrids, smart buildings, energy storage, data analytics, Enel Group, electric utilities, lessons learned
While it’s always smart to watch the pioneers and trail blazers in the industry, sometimes we don’t look far enough for valuable lessons and inspiration. Italy’s Enel Group, a highly-ranked utility with operations in 40 countries in Europe and Latin America, is a prime example.

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