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Digital Utility Roundup: Recent Must-Read Posts From Fellow Community Members

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Greetings Digital Utility Group members.

The COVID-19 pandemic might not be a good time for conference room meetings, business lunches, or conventions. But it’s a good time for planning. Follow the links below to get your fellow community members’ expert tips for shifting from a siloed data model to a more holistic one, implementing sound cybersecurity, shoring up your digital workplace capabilities, and more.  

Happy reading from Energy Central Community Manager Karen Marcus!

Insight-Driven Decisions Are Required to Operate Digital Energy Grids – and Keep My EV Charged!

By Steve Ridley, posted on April 15

Data assets are becoming more important for staying informed about events that affect the energy supply. Yet, Steve explains here, many network operators use siloed datasets that prevent enterprise-level management. A more holistic approach enables operators to manage with higher efficiency.

Cybersecurity: A Systems Approach Through STAMP

By Rakesh Sharma, posted on April 8

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A recent survey found that utilities’ processes for achieving cybersecurity are aimed more at satisfying regulatory mandates and protecting high-value assets than shoring up vulnerable operations and systems. In this article, Rakesh describes an alternative approach to cybersecurity planning.

Smart Cities Explained With a Road-Map for Municipalities

By Ahsan Upal, posted on March 31

In this piece, Ahsan gives readers a vivid picture of what life with ubiquitous smart city technology could be like. He points out that the path to making this vision a reality could be shorter if utilities, municipalities, and tech firms were willing to overlap for greater implementation efficiency.

CIO, CTO, IT Manager: An Assessment Tool for the Utilities Preparing for the Digital Workplace

By Jason Price, posted on March 31

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The COVID-19 pandemic is giving corporate leaders the opportunity to evaluate their digital workplace. Here, Jason observes that the grid modernization of the last few years should be followed by a workforce modernization. Complete with a self-assessment checklist!

How to Improve Power System Resilience During the Pandemic

By Viktor Litvinov, posted on March 25

A power equipment failure would be even more problematic during the COVID-19 pandemic, given the power needed to run hospitals, life support machines, ventilation systems, and water purification. Viktor explains that a power plant operation monitoring solution can help identify multiple problems.

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