In a century of automotive progress that started with the Ford Model T, learning to drive a car has become an almost universal rite of passage, and good driving skills...

For more than three decades, I served at a leading electric utility, responding to numerous storms to keep the lights on for customers and to support critical infrastructure. We had...

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored our need for a reliable energy supply, which is something we typically take for granted. Today, utilities must respond to rapidly changing demand profiles caused...

Network operators need a way to extract, cleanse and load quality data into an integrated network model built on the IEC standards. By taking such an approach, they can move...

Utilities are taking a more pragmatic look at their digital strategies and reassessing their pace of transformation, revisiting the foundations required to enable true transformation of their business models. They...

Solving data challenges to accelerate the energy transition

Simon
Simon Boyer
2020-01-14

The energy transition is a technological, cultural and organizational sea change—and data is the means by which utilities can solve the foundational challenges of the transition.

European cooperation on flexibility to accelerate the energy transition

Mattijs van den Hoed
Mattijs van den Hoed
2019-12-03

In September, clients from around Europe participated in a roundtable discussion on energy flexibility. It was an open exchange about the varied drivers for energy flexibility in different geographies, and...

A potential solution for protecting customer privacy when sharing smart meter data

Lakshminarayanan Nandakumar
Lakshminarayanan Nandakumar
2019-11-15

By 2020, the European Union (EU) aims to replace 80% of household electricity meters with smart meters. This is because smart meters are widely regarded as a key to reducing...

Heading toward a data bright future: key takeaways from the 8th CGI Central Market Debate

Mattijs van den Hoed
Mattijs van den Hoed
2019-10-15

The 8th CGI Central Market Debate, attended by 50+ global industry experts, influencers and executives from across Europe, raised many such thought-provoking questions and discussions on trends, technologies and implementation...

Are central markets the answer to commoditizing energy flexibility?

Mattijs van den Hoed
Mattijs van den Hoed
2019-08-01

As a result of local, residential photovoltaic (PV) and large offshore wind farms, power production has become more decentralized, increasingly unpredictable and geographically dependent. Take the example of German transmission...