Starting small can lead to big wins for utility data analytics, utility panel advises
- Oct 21, 2020 3:30 pm GMT
Faced with greater risk from events such as fires, floods and intense storms, electric power utilities are making greater use of analytical tools to enhance reliability and keep the lights on for customers.
A key component is a digital twin, which is a digital representation of a utility’s physical assets that enables utilities to leverage their enormous data resources to streamline customer requests, analyze capital investment options and break down silos that traditionally have isolated functional units such as planning, customer service, generation, and transmission, among others.
The topics of digital twins and increasing use of technology tools was the subject of a media day hosted by Bentley Systems. A panel of experts took part in a session entitled, “Digital Twins: Why Every Utility Should Take Note.”
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