Digital Digest: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Intelligent Utility Network – July 9, 2021

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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 a new type of cybersecurity software, the benefits of remote service, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


Cross Domain Security for Critical Infrastructure

Brian Romansky

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In this article, Brian Romansky, Chief Innovation Officer at Owl Cyber Defense explains that cybersecurity is taking on even greater importance due to the need to share operational technology (OT) data and the growing risk of attack by sophisticated threat actors. He describes a new class of cybersecurity technology, a cross domain solution (CDS) for critical infrastructure, which helps to control the flow of data between networks or devices in different security domains. The advanced features of this technology are already being used by military and intelligence organizations and are now being made available to critical infrastructure companies.


Two Things To Know About Digital Twins

Pat Hohl

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As utilities increase the use of technology tools, their jobs become more complex. Digital twins can be used to create a “map” of complicated systems to help identity, address, and even predict problems with actual physical objects, processes, relationships, and behaviors. In this post, Pat Hohl, Director –Industry Solutions at Esri explains what digital twins are and how utilities can benefit from them.


How Remote Service Can Help Your Utility Organisation

Alan King

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In this piece, Alan King, CEO & Founder at Dusk Mobile explains the benefits of remote service software, which is software that helps multiple parties at different physical locations collaborate by having the same view of the task at hand. Examples include inspecting a utility asset, or auditing infrastructure. Alan notes that remote service can help utilities provide better customer service, fix problems more quickly, be safer, improve training, and lower utility costs.


Electric Power Industry Dictionary for AI Applications

Jeremy Renshaw

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon add one more task to the already impressive list of things it can do: read reports. Here, Jeremy Renshaw, Senior Program Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) explains how the first step toward creating such a system for the electric power industry is to create a dictionary that can be used with natural language processing (NLP). Collaborating with a global network of experts, EPRI has taken the lead in creating the key building blocks of such a dictionary.


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