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Enterprise Portfolio Management for Utilities – Optimizing asset investments to maximize value & drive strategy

Utilities are increasingly challenged to make optimal infrastructure investments. Assets are not only aging, they are also changing - becoming more distributed, digital, and their lifecycles more variable. In this increasingly complex environment, it’s crucial for organizations to maximize the value delivered by their investments.


The Customer Push Or Pull: How Much Are Customers Driving Digital Change For Utilities

The digital needs of customers are rapidly changing. How much urgency does the customer really drive for utilities to act regarding new technology investments and strategies?


Virtual Electric Drive – VR for Energy and EV Education

Join Zpryme and Austin Energy as they discuss their collaboration on the Virtual Electric Drive VR Experience.


#20: “Energy is cool, guys”

This week we talked to Raiford Smith from Entergy about how data analytics are changing the way the energy industry makes decisions.


Leveraging IIoT Devices in the Power Gen Industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is poised to seep into nearly every part of asset-intensive industries.


#19: Great Expectations of Data Analytics

This week we talked to Raiford Smith from Entergy about how data analytics are changing the way the energy industry makes decisions.


#18: ETS18!

This week we come to you live from the historic Moody Theater's nearby hotel in Austin, TX for the Energy Thought Summit 2018.


Efficient & Effective IIoT Integration for Industrial Control Systems: Power Generation Perspective

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is poised to seep into nearly every part of asset-intensive industries.


#17: Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go?

On this episode, the gang talks about what living in a digital energy future actually looks like with Mike Carlson from Siemens.


Paula Gold-Williams CPS Energy CEO selected as 2018 ETS Thought Leader of the Year

Zpryme announced today that CPS Energy’s President & CEO, Paula Gold-Williams, has been selected as 2018’s “ETS Thought Leader of the Year.”


#14: A hive of microgrids and innovation

What? It was the only Star Wars reference I could think of!

We hung out with S&C's David Chiesa in San Antonio to talk about his work with microgrids and how people might have been too hard on the Last Jedi.


Distributed Energy Management: The New Era of Demand Response

With the rapid integration of renewables and distributed technologies into the grid, utilities can no longer feasibly address the challenges of maintaining power quality, balancing supply and demand in real time, and ensuring adequate distribution infrastructure capacity with their old systems.


#13: The Zombie Prosumer

At DistribuTECH, we met up with Henry Bailey in SAP's cool media booth and we talked about the Digital Prosumer.


Local Power: State of The Distributed Grid 2017

The power sector continues its transformation from a one-way to a more distributed grid, but what does the vision of a decentralized power network really look like?


#12: Howdy, Innovative Pardner

"Innovative Partnership" is a simple enough phrase to understand, but the means of developing the kind of partnerships that lead growth and developoment rather than just sales is fairly nuanced.


The Entrepreneurial Utility: Opportunities for Adaptive Approaches to Customer Program Testing

Nearly every utility is certainly past the startup phase, but that shouldn’t preclude them from an entrepreneurial mindset—particularly when it comes to customer programs. Utility customer expectations are changing quickly, and utilities must compete for their limited time. To maximize the value of their offerings, entrepreneurs constantly observe and measure customer behavior, then make rapid decisions. Utilities could benefit from the same sort of design-based thinking, using a “test and learn” approach to their customer programs.


Tom Fanning, Southern Company Chairman President & CEO

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.


Cybersecurity for Utilities and Critical Infrastructure: Part 2

As utilities deploy technologies to increase the connectedness of the electric grid and critical infrastructure, the grid becomes more vulnerable to attack...


Cybersecurity for Utilities & Critical Infrastructure: Part 1

As utilities deploy technologies to increase the connectedness of the electric grid and critical infrastructure, the grid becomes more vulnerable to attack. In 2017, 600 utility professionals named cybersecurity and physical security as the most pressing concerns for their company, according to Utility Dive’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey...


Utility Innovation Blueprint: How to manage the challenge of dual transformation

Massive disruption is happening in the utility industry. Distributed energy resources, IoT, big data, increasing customer expectations, and changing regulations are signaling fundamental changes to business as usual...


Consumer Engagement for the Modern Utility: Using Data to Build Trust

Today’s consumers are very different from those of years ago and their interests, expectations, and interaction styles are changing...


Empowering Customers in the Connected Home Era

Along with the driving forces of evolving regulations, distributed energy resources, and business model change, energy consumers are influencing change in energy as we know it....


Beyond Electrons: How utilities are navigating the evolving energy landscape

Traditionally, customers only expected their electric utility to keep the lights on. But technology advances and new customer demands are causing significant changes in the industry. People expect more than just power from their utility...


Defending Against the Storm: Embracing Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning for Utility Outage Prediction

The ability to access timely information prior to a storm about the incoming is available today. What is not always available in a meaningful, easy-to-use manner is the connection between weather and its impact on the utility system...


Fourth Annual Municipal Utility Outlook

Sensus, a Xylem brand, released with Zpryme and the Municipal Smart Grid Summit (MSGS) the results of a smart-grid survey focused on the innovation efforts of 70 U.S. municipal utilities...


The State of Utilities in Smart Cities and Energy Innovation

We hear a lot about smart cities and new innovations in energy today—but not enough about how utilities can drive significant change in these areas...


The Smart City Puzzle: The Role of Utilities in Next-Gen Communities

The term smart city has become ubiquitous in the technology world, and especially among the energy industry...


Value & Risk in the New Energy Era: Rethinking Asset Investment Decisions

North American electric utilities face profound changes—from distributed energy resources to energy efficiency to demands for clean energy—that are challenging traditional business models....


Distribution Grid Modernization: How Communication Networks Evolve to meet New Demands

The physical assets of the energy industry continue to become increasingly connected to enable automation, microgrids, renewable energy, smarter grids, and smarter cities...


As-a-Service for Customer Service: Optimizing for New Utility Customer Demands

With the rise of Millennials, distributed energy resources and new pricing models, the needs of utility customers are rapidly changing...


Energy IoT Comes of Age at the Grid Edge

The IoT revolution is sweeping multiple industries like healthcare, IT and manufacturing. Experts predict IoT will contribute $15 trillion dollars to the global GDP in the next 20 years. Gartner thinks IoT will manage upwards of 50 billion devices across the globe in the next 5-10 years...


In Search Of The Greatest Utility Apps

The percent of US customers using mobile apps to monitor their energy use more than doubled between 2013 and 2016. This increase represents a great opportunity for utilities to engage with and learn more about their customers....


Chris Crane, Exelon CEO

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.


Common Threads: Creating Single Multi-Party Networks

At the opening session of the latest Itron Utility Week, Philip Mezey, President and CEO of Itron, laid out a future in which electric utilities will own communications networks that can be leveraged by gas and water utilities, and smart city applications...


Clearing a Path to the Cloud: U.S. Regulator Perspectives on Cloud Technologies

While utilities are starting to embrace cloud technologies, the decision is often not theirs alone to make. Regulators' rulings on whether public utilities' investments in cloud technologies can be capitalized are central to paving the way for accelerated cloud adoption...


A Holistic Approach: Leveraging a digitalization strategy to enable DERs

The energy industry continues moving toward a marketplace built on clean and cost-effective distributed energy resources (DERs). Utilities can play a critical role in developing DERs to better balance of supply and demand in a distributed power grid, and better serve changing utility customer needs...


The utility view of achieving agility in the distributed energy era through a holistic and flexible digitalization approach

The energy industry continues moving toward a marketplace built on clean and cost-effective distributed energy resources (DERs). Utilities can play a critical role in developing DERs to better balance of supply and demand in a distributed power grid, and better serve changing utility customer needs...


Water Utility Outlook

Water Utilities See Value in IoT Technologies According to New Study by Zyprme and Smart Grid Summits

Survey of 85 water utilities conducted on behalf of Sensus, a Xylem brand...


The Future of Microgrids: Utility Perspective

Microgrids are a hot topic in the energy industry, but few truly understand their complexities or what their role will look like in the future energy ecosystem...


Resilient Power Systems: How do We Know We’ve Arrived?

As utilities and third-party energy providers build out the next-generation electrical grid, many are doing so with the goal of developing a more reliable, resilient and efficient system...


The Future of IIoT – Smart City, Utility and Telecom Convergence

Networked devices are at the heart of building smarter cities. Connecting a smart phone to the Internet is one thing, but connecting an industrial asset—like a transformer or a stop light—is another. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the connection among industrial devices are critical to making Smart Cities a reality, but connecting industrial assets is complex when dealing with multiple industries, standards, protocols and interests...


How Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Utility Asset Management

Navigant Research estimates that utilities will spend almost $50 billion on asset management and grid monitoring technology by 2023. With pressures from new regulations and consumers, operating at the highest levels of efficiency, reliability and safety is a top priority for utilities...


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Realizing the Potential of Energy Storage: Lessons from the Northeast

Energy storage can bring significant opportunities and innovation to the energy industry, but where are organizations finding success beyond traditional hotbeds such as California? Join us for a discussion about energy storage initiatives...


Engage and Protect | Growing Utility Customer Communications While Meeting TCPA Compliance

Utility customers have unprecedented opportunities to engage with energy—whether through distributed energy resources, smart phones or IoT initiatives. With greater customer involvement, utilities must improve their customer engagement...


Think Local: Distributed Energy Resources for Electric Cooperatives

We’ve seen a lot of hype around distributed energy resources, (DERs) but how to make them work for electric cooperatives brings up a lot questions. What are the benefits of DERs for cooperatives...


U.S. Consumer Energy Trends by Technology, 2013 – 2016

In the past three years we have seen the proliferation of a variety of energy technologies among U.S. consumers, and yet other technologies with disruptive potential seem to have lagged further behind...


Transforming the Chaos – Exploring New Ideas and Disruptive Technologies in the IoT Landscape

Many utilities have relied on demand response for years to reduce energy use across their service territories during times of peak demand..


A Neighborhood View: Opportunities for Targeted Demand Response

Many utilities have relied on demand response for years to reduce energy use across their service territories during times of peak demand..


Bridging IT-OT for the Connected Asset Lifecycle Management Era

More assets, more sensors, more data and more analysis are bringing asset-intensive industries into a new era of asset management: one of unprecedented connection and information..


Paying Compliance Forward: Survey Reveals Opportunity to Optimize Utility Cybersecurity Programs

Utility industry security and compliance experts discuss the results of the most recent, BRIDGE Energy Group survey, reaching over 22,000 active utility employees. The survey reveals...


Dr. Vint Cerf, Google Chief Internet Evangelist

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.


Driving utility operational excellence through data integration: Exploring the data core, Presented by ABB

Data is at the core of a modern utility, highly sought and meticulously gathered—and then left to sit in silos, misunderstood and underutilized. Utilities must find ways to...


The Smart City Effect, A Review of the Annual Smart City / Smart Utility Strategic Directions Survey and Report, presented by Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch’s annual Smart Utility Strategic Directions Report reveals the path many cities and utilities are taking towards smarter systems. How cities and utilities...


ComEd: Laying the Groundwork for the Utility of the Future

An ambitious experiment is underway in Chicago and northern Illinois. With direction and purpose, ComEd is building the Utility of the Future...


Highlighting New Technology for Utility Operators and Customers: On the Path to Active Grid Management and Customer Control with Intel and CPS Energy

Utility staff, utility customers, and technology companies are increasingly seeing new kinds of technology that change the old equation of...


Country’s largest Conservation Voltage Reduction Program Managed by Alstom’s Integrated Distribution Management System

Volt-VAR control (VVC) is a fundamental operating requirement of all electric distribution systems. The prime purpose of VVC is to maintain acceptable voltage at all points along...


How Much is Manual Workforce Scheduling Really Costing Energy Organizations?

Many energy organizations still rely on manual employee scheduling processes. These systems were once adequate, but today's increasingly complicated union agreements and compliance requirements put these organizations at serious risk for noncompliance -- a risk that could grow more costly...


Predictive Analytics & the Future Grid

nalytics initiatives continue moving closer toward real-time data and analysis, built upon a foundation of increasingly complex data feeds and information demands. Predictive analytics...


Security for the Interconnected Grid, Presented by ViaSat

More and more sensors and customer devices are connecting to the electric grid every day. Each connection means a new opportunity for utilities and their customers, but also a new security threat. How do...


Energy Bill Disaggregation: How to Usher in a Golden Era for Energy Customers, Presented by Direct Energy

Would you buy $100 worth of groceries sight unseen with the bag stapled shut? No, but that's exactly what energy customers do...


The Resurgent Midwest: the Energy, Infrastructure and Innovation Landscape in America’s Heartland, Presented by ComEd & Energy Foundry

The Midwest’s foundation is strong - earning it $1.2B in DOE awards between 2009 and 2014, more than double that of any other region, and it is home to more than 200 energy startups with many...


Quantifiable Security for the Grid, Presented by ViaSat

As utilities continue evolving at an unprecedented rate and billions of intelligent devices are connected via the Internet of Things, cyber security is a critical influencer that will...


Fact or Fiction: The Municipal Utility Revolution

Due to concerns from climate change to power disruptions, some cities are showing interest in taking over the electricity business from private utilities. There is also...


Renewables and the Future Grid, Presented by RES Americas

Driven by growing electricity needs, the share of renewable energy in the U.S. power grid is expected to significantly increase in the coming years and decades. Renewable sources of power play an important role on our electric system. For example...


Real-Time Analytics & the Future Grid, Presented by OSIsoft

Suppliers of electricity to homes and businesses are finding ways to analyze the vast volumes of data their new smart systems are generating in order to gain insights in customer trends and operational efficiencies. Analytics must be reliable, secure and able to calculate key performance indicators and actionable information. Users with little...


Customer Engagement & the Future Grid, Presented by BuildingIQ

Climate change and technology advances are all forces that have been reshaping utilities and consumers. Together, we are entering a new era in energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. To ensure...


Different Industries, Common Opportunities, Presented by Siemens

If there’s one thing today’s modern IT systems can provide, it is an avalanche of disparate data that can both guide, confuse, or worst case, drown the utility enterprise and its stakeholders. The holy grail...


U.K. and Canada Smart Home Market Brief

The smart home or home automation market is heating up across the globe. In fact, on a per household basis, the U.K. and Canada are expected to spend more than the U.S. on smart home systems in 2014. In this brief report, we analyze the connected home market in the U.K, Canada, and U.S.


The Internet of Things and Smart Energy Networks

The Internet of Things (IoT)—or “Internet of Everything”—is a term describing the emerging global ecosystem of Internet Protocol (IP)-based intelligent sensors and devices communicating electronically through wired and wireless...


U.S. Severe Weather Electricity Outage Survey, Summary of Findings

In the summary of findings playback based on the Ventyx, an ABB company commissioned survey, U.S. Severe Weather Electricity Outages, Jon Arnold, Zpryme advisor walks through the insights and takeaways that were highlighted...


In-Depth Look at Winter Outages & Extreme Weather, Presented by Ventyx, KCPL, & OGE

U.S. utilities in are in the midst of a tremendous change in technology and operations from source to socket. Whenever an outage occurs, it sets in motion a complex chain of events which must be tightly managed...


2013 U.S. Smart Grid Year in Review

Demonstrating a considerable shift in the energy landscape, 2013 represented a year that the U.S. far surpassed the initial stages of the smart grid. From FPL marking completion of DOE-supported electric grid enhancements and 4.5 million smart meter installations in Florida...


Big Data Podcast with AutoGrid and Silver Spring Networks

In the past year, billions of dollars have been invested globally to improve the infrastructure through which electricity is generated, distributed and consumed. With the deployment of smart meters...


Critical Infrastructure Protection & the Grid, Presented by ViaSat & SCE

As the electric utility sector seeks to unlock the value of deploying advanced technologies in the real-time grid control systems, from generation through to the meter, they face unprecedented complexity. This system of systems is...


Closer Look at Smart Grid Deployment Programs, Presented by CenterPoint Energy & Ventyx

Let’s make no mistake; we live in a digitized world. And the digitization of energy usage data means more information can be made available to consumers and utilities to make informed decisions. And with the deployment of smart meters the U.S. faces...


Wireless Communications & the Grid, Presented by ABB

Industrial companies and government agencies are increasingly using wireless communications networks to monitor and control thousands of remote automation devices in the field and large outdoor...


Ventyx Presents – Power Outages & Asset Management for the Grid

Though delivering electricity for decades utilities can face unprecedented challenges, including extreme weather conditions, growing energy demand, aging infrastructures and workforces, new regulatory requirements...


Smart Metering Programs & Next-Gen Technologies

The ways in which the world generates and distributes power are changing fast. To help utilities adapt to the electrical industry’s changing business climate, companies such as Itron have developed a host of next-generation intelligent metering, system and service solutions...


Smart Grid Applications & Connectivity Solutions: Today, Tomorrow

Utilities face seemingly endless imperatives today. Improve reliability. Reduce costs. Increase efficiency. Address environmental regulations. Integrate renewable energy sources and electric vehicles to the grid.


Closer Look at Smart Grid Solutions for The Future Grid 2013, with eMeter, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, Arizona Public Service, NAESB, and Zpryme

In this timely webinar, attendees will get in-depth perspective on how big data & utility intelligence, U.S. power outages, smart meters & new standards, advanced energy management, and ...


State of the U.S. Smart Grid 2013, with Industrial Defender, Duke Energy, Austin Energy, & Proximetry

Date: June 13, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm EST
Price: FREE


Global Smart Grid Technology Forecast (2012 – 2020)

With the Smart Grid core and enabled technology market expected to grow to $220 billion by 2020, it's no secret that the Smart Grid is seen by many utilities around the globe as the ticket to addressing...


Power Systems of the Future: The Case for Energy Storage, Distributed Generation, and Microgrids

Newsletter/Abstract: IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced the public


Power Systems of the Future: The Case for Energy Storage, Distributed Generation, and Microgrids

A recent Zpryme and IEEE survey of 460 global smart grid executives shows that utilities, homes (residential)


Utilities, Homes, and Manufacturing to Drive Distributed Generation Deployments

A recent Zpryme and IEEE survey of 460 global smart grid executives shows that utilities, homes (residential), and manufacturing are the top


Smart Grid Hiring Trends Study (Part 2 of 2)

Qualification requirements for employment in the Smart Grid sector are rigorous, with many employers seeking candidates with advanced degrees, a host of ancillary certifications and highly specialized work experience...


Zpryme findings from the Smart Grid Executive Survey 2012

Zpryme surveyed over 300 executives in the energy, smart grid, and utility industries on their overall 2012 smart grid sentiment. See ...


IT Systems and the Smart Grid

At the end of 2011, the market value for Information Technology Enterprise systems was projected to be $3.6 billion with a projected growth rate of 10%...


China Electricity Profile, 2011

According to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2011 by 2015 China will overtake the U.S., and become the leader in total electricity generation capacity. What’s more


Residential Solar and the Smart Grid

From 2011 to 2016, Zpryme forecasts the residential solar market value to grow from $1.2 billion to $4.7 billion...


Global Next Generation Smart Grid Technology

Driven by pro-active home energy consumers, emerging market manufacturing and engineering advances, cloud based applications, renewable energy integration...


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