The advent of weather analytics has come none too soon. From inventory planning to public safety, organizations around the world are looking to weather data to help inform their decisions. But can they stay afloat in a sea of big data?
Energy companies are still learning how to use smart grid data to predict trends and inform their decision-making. With all this information at their fingertips, utilities must understand which data matters the most and how to transform it into knowledge.
Data reservoirs are useful tools that can help organizations create new products and services, increase customer service and efficiency, and reduce waste and fraud. But what is a data reservoir and how do you create it?
Weather is both asset and liability to energy providers. Even in a world of renewable energy, adverse weather events can create power outages on a citywide scale. Using weather data analysis, energy providers can forecast outages with high levels of reliability, then prevent or mitigate them ahead
The benefits of energy-efficient appliances aren't always apparent when consumers and businesses are in the market for an upgrade. Most consumers do not think about their dishwashers very often, until they break down and need replacing.
Thanks to a deluge of sensor data, not only is our ability to forecast the weather more accurate than ever, but this information also can be used in exciting new ways. In this Internet of Things podcast, see how The Weather Company is helping businesses use weather data for competitive advantage.
Smart grids are the ultimate no-brainer solution for the sensible use of electricity, the commodity that makes our hyperconnected world possible. These tools can intelligently allocate power, saving the planet's finite resources and cutting consumers' energy bills. However, the barriers to this
The start of summer marks the beginning of an annual internal struggle. When the temperatures and humidity rise during the season's first heat wave, I reassess my energy consumption habits, specifically when I turn on the air conditioner (AC). This internal dispute pits personal comfort versus a
For the new energy consumer, 'green' has a double meaning. In one respect, the term refers to the preference for using renewable energy sources and protecting the environment. The other definition pertains to money.
The advantages of wind power, advancements in turbine technologies, declining renewable energy costs and the corporate sector's newfound interest in this power source will provide the impetus to push wind energy into all 50 states by 2050, when wind could power as many as 100 million homes,
Customer relationship management data will offer a way for utilities to redefine their relationships with customers. Traditionally, the utilities sector has been somewhat shielded from economic struggles, but in 2015, customers have options like solar panels that are getting cheaper by the year and
Several energy and utilities challenges are set to impact the industry, with a number of macro changes altering the way companies are doing business and making technological investments. The following energy and utilities challenges are all expected to have a significant impact on the industry over
User-generated data can be rich with insights on consumer perception, priorities and response. This is often an untapped or underutilized source for organizations in any industry, despite having big implications for customer experience management. For utility companies in particular, user-generated
Many utilities have been exploring analytics strategies for years, but quite a few still approach analytics just as they did 15 years ago. It is high time that utilities approach coordinated enterprise-wide analytics as a “must-implement.”