Digital Utility Roundup: Must-Read Posts From the Past Two Weeks
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- Feb 21, 2020 10:16 pm GMT
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Greetings Digital Utility Group members!
Utilities are continuing to incorporate all things digital and your fellow community members have been keeping track of all the latest developments. Below, find links to fascinating articles about challenges to digital transformation, what’s in store for grid modernization, and the next step beyond AI. Happy reading!
By Ashiss Kumar Dash, posted on February 13
In this piece, Ashiss describes some real-life artificial intelligence (AI) systems within energy utilities. He then suggests that utilities take AI use to the next level by creating highly interactive and responsive “live enterprise” infrastructures in which data flows freely across them all.
By Peter Key, posted on February 12
The utility industry is being overtaken by “digital disruption.” In this article, Peter summarizes a recent Navigant report explaining that, due to these shifts in operations, utilities are expected to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on IT between now and 2028.
By Paul Korzeniowski, posted on February 12
Digital transformation has become a catch phrase in utility operations. But, explains Paul, when utilities actually try to implement it, it sometimes doesn’t work out. Typical reasons include too broad a vision, siloed business processes, incompatible technology stacks, and employee pushback.
By Selva Ozelli, posted on February 10
Russia is taking the lead in issuing a multinational stablecoin. As the effort progresses, Selva observes that this technology, fueled by hydrocarbon energy, combined with Russia’s low solar adoption, could increase global temperatures.
By William Buchan, posted on February 7
Based on the current trend of grid modernization, William offers three predictions for 2020: that utilities will focus more on customer engagement, that utility conversion to digital will reach market adoption, and that the number of distributed energy resources (DERs) will continue to increase.