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

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Greetings Digital Utility Group members!

Utilities are moving forward with many types of technologies for a variety of purposes, such as updating the grid, managing and analyzing big data, integrating processes, and keeping workers and customers safe through the pandemic. Your fellow community members are keeping tabs on the tools that make it possible, including telecommunications solutions, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, drones, and integration platforms as a service. To learn from their expertise, follow the links below and find many other fascinating pieces in the Digital Utility Group. Be sure to like your favorite articles and remember that your comments are always welcome.

Happy reading from Energy Central Community Manager Karen Marcus.

Smart Utility Communications for Smarter Communities

By Bobbi Harris, posted on August 26

As utilities usher in new technologies, such as smart city innovations, they must adopt a more robust telecom infrastructure as well. In this post, Bobbi explains the importance of telecom in smart city development, grid modernization, and other utility transformations.

Cloud Computing for Utilities: The Economics of Software and Scaling up of Decarbonization

By Gavin Sallery, posted on August 25

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As weather-dependent renewables become more prevalent, utilities must be able to respond quickly to changing conditions. In this piece, Gavin points out that cloud computing can help utilities stay flexible and manage the massive amounts of data associated with the new energy landscape.

Artificial Intelligence Becomes Cornerstone for Utility Applications  

By Paul Korzeniowski, posted on August 19

In this article, Paul observes that the pandemic has slowed the adoption of many technologies. Artificial intelligence (AI) is an exception, growing at double-digit rates. For utilities, the reasons are clear: they need the assistance AI can provide in analyzing information and serving customers well.

Why Utilities Need To Work With Next Generation iPaaS Solutions

By Frederik ten Sythoff, posted on August 19

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Integration platforms help companies incorporate applications, streamlining business processes and data sharing. In this post, Frederik explains how using it “as a service” can help utilities ensure effective OT/IT convergence, maintain robust grid edge processing, and support new energy models.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Shift Towards Digital at Utilities

By Rakesh Sharma, posted on August 11

From Zoom calls to work-from-home productivity software, many are learning new technologies to stay productive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, Rakesh explains that the same is true for utilities, which have increased the use of drones, cloud solutions, and AMI to continue to meet customer needs.

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