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 -…


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…


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…


#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…


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…


#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…


#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…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


Wireless Communications & the Grid, Presented by ABB

Industrial companies and government agencies are increasingly using wireless communications networks to monitor and control thousands of…


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…