For years, utility executives have relied on old data to predict peak energy hours. The days of looking in the rear-view mirror are gone as data becomes available in real time. Instead, cutting-edge utilities are analyzing reams of new data to predict when consumers will use more energy. As a
Changing weather patterns, new types of renewable energy and evolving consumer expectations have challenged the way that utilities do business, and many have responded by offering more options. The American public's embracing of new types of renewable energy has put utilities on the defensive. Some
Edward Nickolite, IT Manager at DTE Energy, discusses how IBM Maximo Asset Management is helping DTE Energy to transform from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance. DTE Energy also uses IBM Maximo Asset Management for Transportation to manage their vehicle fleet by integrating telematics
This interactive infographic features client voices from Fingrid, Yarra Valley Water, DTE Energy, Consolidated Contractors Company, Scania, Swedish Match and GrowSafe Systems, Ltd. It includes their views on analytics and the Internet of Things while also diving deeper into their use of IBM
Marcus Stenstrand, Grid Manager at Fingrid, the national electricity transmission company in Finland, is responsible for keeping the lights on. Learn more about the importance of having IBM Maximo Asset Management at the core of an integrated enterprise asset management solution and how Fingrid is
The main goals of smart meters are to minimize outages and deliver enhanced customer service. Utilities also benefit from the usage data collected and returned every 15 minutes. This information allows them to predict usage patterns and change pricing models to improve their revenue stream.
A stationary battery capable of powering someone's home may be released in the next few months. How will these technologies impact utility companies? How should they prepare to ensure their business stays successful?
In the data-driven age, the most effective businesses know that success depends on making decisions based on hard facts rather than gut instinct. But how can you be confident that you are taking the right action, if you don’t fully trust the accuracy of the figures on which your decisions are based?
There is no time to waste when working underground. Joy Global is constantly monitoring undergound conditions in order to adjust their course of action. A few minutes can make all the difference. With IBM they are gathering, storing and analyzing data faster with real-time insights in context.
We asked experts from diverse organizations for their unique perspective on major trends in big data and analytics as we head into 2015. Hear their views on the key organizational imperatives, value realization and the key skills needed to support this.
Turn data and analytics into competitive
Today, energy and utility companies are relying on Hadoop to help curb energy consumption, reduce energy loss and add more clean power to the grid. Using big data and analytics, organizations can empower users to understand their energy usage and give them the chance to reduce how much they use and
Big Data & Analytics Heroes
Ben SnymanVP Underground Mining and Smart Services, Joy Global
“Roof stability and effective support is quite a challenge,” declares Ben Snyman, VP of Underground Mining and Smart Services at Joy Global and this week’s Big Data Hero. “If the roof has a problem, production halts. We cannot afford to wait around for a report telling us there is a problem. We