Digital and smart utilities

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Top five ways to incorporate cloud at your utility

The utility industry is in the midst of significant transformation with new technology approaches facilitating agility and innovation while at the same time decreasing upfront investment risk. One of the these new technologies utilities around the world are turning to is the cloud. The cloud provides utilities with an attractive alternative to traditional, on-premise software […]

Oracle Utilities launches smart grid and IoT device management solution

Oracle has introduced Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service (ODCS), a new cloud offering that enables utilities to further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a total lower cost of ownership. The utilities industry is going through tremendous transformation as a result of Internet of Things (IoT) and increasing distributed energy […]

Oracle Utilities launches new asset performance management solution

Oracle has introduced Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Cloud Service, an innovation foundation for asset performance management (APM). The new cloud offering enables utilities to make the necessary transition from reactive to proactive asset management strategies, through increased asset reliability by finding asset failures faster, and performing predictive maintenance with integrated APM and analytics. Asset […]

Averting crisis through technology

The once mighty US utilities infrastructure is fast fading. It’s becoming crystal clear that dams, bridges, roads, parks and water supply lines across the country require more upkeep than funding currently allows. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, a full 70 per cent of US dams will be more than 50 years old […]

On shearing layers, pace layers, a British architect and your evolving utility

By Kathleen Wolf Davis You have one fellow to thank for the evolution of your utility from a system of top-down processes to the growing focus on innovation, flexibility and change. And, no, it’s not Elon Musk. In fact, our fellow isn’t a tech billionaire or a regulator. He’s not even a forward-thinking, here’s-the-future-in-a-nutshell consultant. […]

Defining the evolution of the smart(er) city

By Kathleen Wolf Davis “Who here lives in a smart city?” asked Dr. Lawrence Jones, VP of Edison Electric Institute, to the audience in the ‘Optimising smart networks: the role of utilities in smart cities efforts’ session during Oracle Industry Connect’s energy and utilities program. Not a single hand was raised. “Now, if I asked […]

The digital utility revolution goes global

By Kate Rowland Kate Roland sat down for a short chat with Francois Vazille, Vice President, Oracle Utilities, JAPAC, about evolving smart grid technology and the emergence of the digital data-driven utility. Before we get into the devil of those details, let’s start with jargon and general concepts. We talk a lot in this industry […]

Five trending topics in the global water industry

By Kathleen Wolf Davis We all have desires and wants – the latest smartphone, the newest version of our favourite car brand, the best upgrade on our next international flight. We give a lot of thought to these wants. We dream about them, we write them down and we work out plans – both financial […]

Fast data access, anywhere, anytime

For the modern utility, remote access to data from your water and wastewater treatment plants is an essential part of running an effective and efficient organisation. NHP understands that gaining a competitive advantage relies on your ability to provide real value to customers in a marketplace that offers increasing choice. Equipment that provides real-time and […]

Sky Muster II fully operational

Sky Muster II is now fully operational and sharing the load of its sister satellite as part of nbn’s performance improvement plans. nbn Chief Customer Officer, John Simon, said, “Following months of testing, Sky Muster™ II has been switched on, and is servicing Australians in some of the most remote places of the country.”   […]

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