Major electrical utility challenges for 2016 (and how analytics can help)


I recently read an article about the major challenges electric utilities are facing in 2016, and I thought: "Wow, those challenges can be answered in so many ways..." Utilities are dealing with an Utility2onslaught of issues which can no longer be ignored or put off because they're all high priority and interrelated. But you've got to start somewhere, so here are the ones that must be addressed sooner rather than later:

It's a good thing that analytics can help with all of these issues. As I mentioned in a previous post, analytics are the ultimate renewable resource: Applying analytics can help solve not just these issues, but a whole lot of other utility and energy-related business issues and processes as well.

Stop by the Intel Booth #1055 and the OSIsoft booth #808 at DistribuTECH in Orlando, February 9-10 to learn more about how analytics can help your utility.


About Author

David Pope

Technical Leader, Senior Manager US Energy

David leads the pre-sales technical team for SAS US Energy which solves business problems in the Oil & Gas and Utilities industries using advanced analytics. He is a lifetime learner who enjoys sharing information and helping others to grow their careers. He earned a BS in Industry Engineering and a Computer Programming Certificate from North Carolina State University. Furthermore, he has over 29 years of business experience working with SAS across R&D, IT, Sales and Marketing in the Americas and Europe. He is an expert in working with data and producing insights through the use of analytics. David has presented at SAS Global Forum, the 2012 SAS Government Leadership Summit, IBM’s Information on Demand(IOD), EMC World, CTO Summit Conferences, is the author of the book: "Big Data Analytics with SAS", and he currently holds 14 patents for SAS in several countries: US, CA, Norway, UK, China, Mexico, and Hong Kong.

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