Call for Insights: “Data Analytics & Intelligence: Creating Real Value” - Energy Central Insights Special Issue Series in partnership with Motorola

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As a part of our much anticipated hot topic special issue series, Energy Central, in partnership with Motorola, is thrilled to officially put out a call for articles for the November 2020 issue all about how analytics, artificial intelligence, and other advancing digital technologies are creating actionable value for utilities today.

When we talk about the energy sector getting ‘smart,’ often we’re focusing on physical infrastructure: smart grids, smart meters, and even smart thermostats. But going beyond ‘smart’ and into ‘intelligence’ is where doors really start to open up for utilities.

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The amount of data that’s being collected by sensors, meters, and other digital technologies is unprecedented across power providers, grid operators, and other stakeholders. But it’s what those organizations do with that data that really creates opportunity and, ultimately, value. Navigating these opportunities really is a matter of unchartered waters, though, as the utility business embarks into this brave new world of data analytics and intelligence. But by sharing lessons learned, collaborating, and discussing the challenges and their solutions openly, the utility industry can be best prepared to successfully take on these newfound opportunities.

And that’s exactly what we’ll do for the Energy Central community in this special issue!

Our goal for this issue is to gather insights on what utilities and stakeholders across the grid are doing to leverage data and analytics today and what direction that will head in the future. We’re inviting Energy Central community members and industry thought leaders to submit articles for this upcoming special issue: ‘Data Analytics & Intelligence: Creating Real Value.” If approved, your stories will be shared in this special issue, scheduled to deploy on December 3rd.

Participating for Professionals who work for a Utility, IPP, RTO, or Government Agency

We're inviting submissions from experts and leaders who are working every day in facets of the industry that are shaping and being shaped by the emerging trends of data analytics, intelligence, and related topics. Share with your fellow community members your hand-on experiences and lessons learned, as well as predictions for the coming years.

*For professionals who work for utilities, IPPs, RTOs, or government agencies, submission is free. See below for details on how to submit an article and for deadlines. 

Invitation for Solution Providers and Industry Vendors to Get Involved

The "Data Analytics & Intelligence" special issue is a great way to share your insights and messaging with the most valued utility personnel and industry influencers in the industry. To learn how you can contribute an article or become an official content sponsor of this special issue, please get in touch with a client representative at or Download our Product Guide now for more information. 

Instructions for Participation

Send your submissions to with the subject ‘Data Analytics & Intelligence 2020.' If you need feedback on your submission idea, feel free to send questions or even an abstract to the same email address. 

Abstract Due date: November 16th

Final submissions due date:  November 23rd

Issue Deployment Date: December 3rd

We’re excited to see what you’re doing in this area and how the community can come together to drive further progress moving forward!

Audra C Drazga

VP of the Power Industry Network



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