The State of Utilities in Smart Cities and Energy Innovation

We hear a lot about smart cities and new innovations in energy today—but not enough about how utilities can drive significant change in these areas...


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The Smart City Puzzle: The Role of Utilities in Next-Gen Communities

The term smart city has become ubiquitous in the technology world, and especially among the energy industry...


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Value & Risk in the New Energy Era: Rethinking Asset Investment Decisions

North American electric utilities face profound changes—from distributed energy resources to energy efficiency to demands for clean energy—that are challenging traditional…


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Distribution Grid Modernization: How Communication Networks Evolve to meet New Demands

The physical assets of the energy industry continue to become increasingly connected to enable automation, microgrids, renewable energy, smarter grids, and smarter cities...


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As-a-Service for Customer Service: Optimizing for New Utility Customer Demands

With the rise of Millennials, distributed energy resources and new pricing models, the needs of utility customers are rapidly changing...


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Energy IoT Comes of Age at the Grid Edge

The IoT revolution is sweeping multiple industries like healthcare, IT and manufacturing. Experts predict IoT will contribute $15 trillion dollars to the global GDP in the next 20…


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In Search Of The Greatest Utility Apps

The percent of US customers using mobile apps to monitor their energy use more than doubled between 2013 and 2016. This increase represents a great opportunity for utilities to…


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Common Threads: Creating Single Multi-Party Networks

At the opening session of the latest Itron Utility Week, Philip Mezey, President and CEO of Itron, laid out a future in which electric utilities will own communications networks…


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Clearing a Path to the Cloud: U.S. Regulator Perspectives on Cloud Technologies

While utilities are starting to embrace cloud technologies, the decision is often not theirs alone to make. Regulators' rulings on whether public utilities' investments in cloud…


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A Holistic Approach: Leveraging a digitalization strategy to enable DERs

The energy industry continues moving toward a marketplace built on clean and cost-effective distributed energy resources (DERs). Utilities can play a critical role in developing…


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The utility view of achieving agility in the distributed energy era through a holistic and flexible digitalization approach

The energy industry continues moving toward a marketplace built on clean and cost-effective distributed energy resources (DERs). Utilities can play a critical role in developing…


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