AI-Powered Hyper-Personalization, AMI Analytics And Unlocking New Utility Business Models

How many segments does your utility use to categorize its residential customers? If the answer is not the same as the number of residential customers that it serves, there is still work to be done.

As customers adjust to hyper-personalized offerings from their banks, retailers, airlines and streaming services, there is increasing pressure on utilities to be more fully integrated in their customer's lives than ever before. Changing regulatory rules, more frequent extreme weather events, and the growth of self-generation options have only hastened the need for utilities to proactively meet their customers where they are.

Through AI-powered hyper-personalization, Bidgely's patented processes provide insights about the habits and consumption patterns for a "segment of one," allowing utilities to effortlessly own the relationship with their customer and while maximizing the value of assets like distributed energy resources, electric vehicle infrastructure, and targeted load shaping.

Download this white paper to learn more about the options available today for utilities, and the capabilities for the future as AI enables increasingly deeper insights.

How Utilities Can Boost Resiliency With Priority Communications Access

Utilities are emergency responders too.

Properly supporting an emergency or crisis requires two things: good communication and seamless coordination amongst first responders and public safety agencies—including utilities.

In the past, communication efforts between first responders and the utilities that provide emergency services at disaster sites was often fragmented and unreliable.

Now there’s a solution for utilities that streamlines and increases communication capacity with extended broadband priority service for improved coordinated efforts with first responders during times of crisis: FirstNet™.

In this white paper you will learn:

  • How utilities can leverage FirstNet
  • The importance of extended broadband priority service during disasters
  • Getting started with FirstNet-Ready solutions

The Active Grid: A Case for Edge Intelligence on the Lower Voltage Network

In the face of mounting technical and business challenges associated with distributed generation and other disruptive technologies, utilities must rethink their strategies and operational approaches to assure the stability of the grid and the success of their business. A distributed grid requires distributed intelligence to operate it. Technology advancements—such as distributed intelligence, machine-to-machine communication and IoT convergence—are redefining what’s possible in grid operations, customer service and business development.

By strategically implementing edge intelligence into distribution networks, utilities will not only assure the reliability, efficiency and safety of the grid, they will also stake out an enviable competitive position as they march down the path to the transactive energy marketplace of the future. This white paper highlights how the evolution of the distribution model, the rise of prosumers, limited grid visibility and a shifting data paradigm has paved the way for distributed intelligence.

The Year in Renewables Financing Trends and Looking Ahead to 2020

It was a good year for renewable energy. Declining prices and increased demand are expected to continue driving the growth of wind and solar over the next five years.

In 2019, this thirst for renewables saw large institutional investors and commercial/industrial buyers actively seeking new projects for their attractive returns.

However, renewables financing is complex and continuously evolving.  There are many trends that investors must weigh as they seek to take advantage of opportunities, including the pending Investment Tax Credit step-down, increasing corporate procurement, rule changes around carbon capture accounting, and the changing US economy.

In this paper, CohnReznick and CohnReznick Capital review the trends that were top of mind for investors, developers and other industry stakeholders as 2019 comes to a close, and the ones to watch in 2020.


System Level Safety for Energy Storage

The energy storage boom of 2019, which saw record level installations worldwide, has been accompanied by new concerns about storage system safety that could impede the rapid development of the industry.

In this GTM mini brief, storage integrator LS Energy Solutions explores the key elements of a systems approach to safety design, including electrical safety, enclosure design and equipment environment, site readiness in the design phase, and remote monitoring and fire suppression processes for safe operation. Learn how LS Energy is collaborating with members of the industry to develop, codify, and share best practices in battery safety.

How Advanced Analytics Can Transform Outage Risk

Due to the rise in extreme weather events and a laser focus on the customer experience, increasing grid infrastructure resiliency has become more important than ever. A leading cause of power outages is tree contact with transmission lines. While advanced analytics are redefining many aspects of the utility business, vegetation management has not seen the same transformation.

But that is changing. Utilities can now leverage advancements in geospatial-temporal data and analytics to improve their approach to vegetation management.

In this GTM mini brief, you will learn how predictive analytics can:

  • Strengthen utility vegetation management
  • Bolster storm preparation
  • Streamline regulatory processes
  • Improve the customer experience

Learn how The Weather Company Vegetation Management – Predict, built on IBM PAIRS Geoscope, applies predictive analytics to massive data sets to generate robust insights.

Defining System Flexibility: Supply is Only Half of the Equation

Definitions of flexibility differ depending on the  portion of the grid one focuses on. As generation portfolios evolve and customer-side resources  continue to contribute variability to the grid,  flexibility should be viewed from both the supply and demand side. In this webinar executive summary, Wood Mackenzie  Power & Renewables provides a holistic view of system flexibility and insights into key drivers to optimize such flexibility.

Workplace and Residential EV Charging Snapshot

According to Wood Mackenzie EV analysts, the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging outlets is accelerating around the globe to both alleviate range anxiety and enable greater EV penetration. Wood Mackenzie research released in H2 2019 explores how this market will scale to supply power to light-duty EVs via residential, workplace and public charging outlets globally, as well as the opportunity for workplace charging in the United States and Europe through 2025.

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