Digital Digest: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Intelligent Utility Network – August 3, 2022

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Welcome to the Intelligent Utility Network roundup, Digital Digest. As always, your fellow network members are paying close attention to digital utility and mobile workforce trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about the need for many entities to work together to develop EV charging infrastructure, new developments in digital twin technology, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


What the World Needs Is an Electric Model T

Bill Meehan

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In this article, Bill Meehan, Director, Utility Solutions at Esri suggests the need for an electric version of the Ford Model T to help jump-start EV adoption the way the Ford Model T jump-started the use of motor-powered vehicles. He notes that the availability of affordable EVs should be accompanied by enough convenient charging stations to support them — infrastructure that utilities, entrepreneurs, energy companies, states, and municipalities, along with the federal government, must step up to build.


Digital Twin Technology – How To Unlock Opportunities With Geospatial Data and Technology?

Harsha Madiraju

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For some years, the topic of digital twins has been discussed in the utility industry. In this post, new Energy Central member Harsha Madiraju, Associate Director at the World Geospatial Industry Council describes what digital twins are, how they can benefit various industries, why we’re seeing an increased uptake in their use, and how digital twins are spatially enabled. He refers to new findings that point to the addition of geospatial data and the resulting increased usefulness of digital twins.


What Is Next Generation Field Service Management and How Can It Help Your Utility?

Alan King

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Field service management software has evolved over the years and now vendors are delivering the capability to use mobile functionality. Here, Alan King, CEO & Founder at Dusk Mobile explains what that functionality entails. It includes APIs and hybrid integration, the Internet of Things, augmented reality and virtual reality, workflow automation, no-code design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and optimization. These technologies enable increased productivity, ease of use, reduced costs, and better customer service.


The VEX Concept Is Burdensome on Software Vendors and Unnecessary for Software Consumers

Richard Brooks

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A Vulnerability Exploitability Exchange (VEX) document states that a software product is not affected by a particular vulnerability. In this piece, Richard Brooks, Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer at Reliable Energy Analytics LLC suggests that VEX is an unnecessary burden for software vendors. Other information is available to help consumers determine the vulnerability status of software they purchase and developing VEX documents is cumbersome. The costs of such activities get passed on to customers, and they gain little, given that they are already being informed about present vulnerabilities.


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