Jim Buckley of TransCentra explains that billing and payments are primary business functions where noticeable ROI can be expected from updated SaaS technology.
David Herron of Leidos and Nathan Frisby of Big Sandy Rural Electric Cooperative break down how the Kentucky co-op decided to invest in the technologies, the lessons learned and what's next.
Smart meters were just the beginning.
Author Kevin May of IUS Technologies weighs in on a technician who has spent decades making changes to infrastructure as he saw fit and a new employee with only textbook knowledge.
Roy Ellis, Christopher Smith, Ted Pelecky and Michael Ballaban of Ernst & Young share eight steps to develop a utility storm response plan.
Jasjeet Singh of iGATE Global Solutions writes that utilities can optimize their emergency plans, contingency plans and restoration activities by using consolidated mobility, the Internet of Things, big data and spatial analytics.
In last month's "From the Editor," I wrote about the controversy surrounding former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff's comments in The Wall Street Journal regarding the 2013 attack on Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E's) Metcalf substation. Wellinghoff called the attack an act of terrorism.
On behalf of WIRES, I wish to applaud you for focusing the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) in Year 1 on key enabling infrastructure, namely the high voltage electric transmission grid.
Itron TOTAL takes the company's existing capabilities in metering, communications, data management, analysis and professional services and packages them all together in a simplified, subscription-based pricing structure with complete managed services.