Smart Grid / Smart Energy CommunityIDC Takeaways from EUW18<div><ul> <li data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="" data-listid="1"> <p><span lang="EN-US">Small, but smart data companies.</span><span lang="EN-US"> </span><span lang="EN-US">Data proliferation has been affecting the utility sector </span><span lang="EN-US">for </span><span lang="EN-US">quite some time and is now seen as a</span><span lang="EN-US"> reality to take advantage of</span><span lang="EN-US">, rather than a</span><span lang="EN-US">n</span><span lang="EN-US"> unpleasant implication of technological change. Th</span><span lang="EN-US">is</span><span lang="EN-US"> help</span><span lang="EN-US">s</span><span lang="EN-US"> explain the presence of a significant number of small-sized vendors providing sophisticated software solutions…</span></p></li></ul></div>Jean-François SegalottoMon, 19 Nov 2018 11:19:21 -0500 Utilities and the Energy Democratization Conundrum<div><ul> <li><strong>DX, interrupted.</strong> While digital transformation has been on top of board agenda for a while, European utilities (and this is true for many other industries) seem to be stuck in execution. With their traditional split into generation, grid, residential, C&amp;I, and trading entities utilities tend to be large, complex organizations, even after two…</li></ul></div>Jean-François SegalottoThu, 09 Nov 2017 12:16:15 -0500 DX 2.0: Digital Twins, Integrated Operations & Mining-as-a-Platform<div><p>At a closed-door industry event I attended recently, even as an analyst working in the mining sector, I was taken aback by the pace of change the industry is experiencing right now. One of the striking things about the conversations that took place was how digital – particularly enabling platforms, digital twins, and integration - has become…</p></div>Emilie DittonFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:38:10 -0400 What's in It for Utilities beyond the Hype<div><p>I recently came back from one of Europe's seminal events in this technology intersection, EventHorizon 2017 – the result of one year's hard work by people at Grid Singularity, supported by EY, Vattenfall, PwC, Energie Steiermark, Microsoft, Fronius, and Parity Technologies.</p> <p>Here's what I bring home from this finely produced two-day gig in Vienna.</p> …</div>Jean-François SegalottoWed, 22 Feb 2017 08:45:00 -0500 and the Continued Signs of Consolidation in the Smart Meter Business<div><p>In the last year, Aclara has contributed to a significant consolidation in the Smart Meter business. The acquisitions of GE’s smart meter business, Tollgrade’s grid communications infrastructure business, and most recently, Smart Grid Solutions has continued a trend we are seeing in the Smart Meter market. That trend is the rapid consolidation of…</p></div>Kevin ProutyWed, 18 Jan 2017 15:00:12 -0500 Search of a New Identity – Our Key Takeaways from European Utility Week 2016<div><ul> <li><strong>Searching for a new identity</strong>. Over the past few years, the utility value chain has been strongly impacted. There is widespread consensus that traditional utilities' business models no longer work. For instance, in the electricity business the value of conventional power generation continues to decline. Utilities are looking for new business…</li></ul></div>Gaia GallottiTue, 13 Dec 2016 05:27:48 -0500 Predictions for the Utilities Industry - IDC FutureScape<div><p>The traditional utility business model is broken, the pace of decarbonization is accelerating, and distributed generation is on the rise. At the same time, <span>technology and the overall business environment are changing at a tremendous speed, which will only hasten. </span>The outlook for the worldwide utility industry for 2017, as well as the planning…</p></div>Roberta BiglianiThu, 10 Nov 2016 12:01:37 -0500 to Acquire Solar City- What Will the Future Bring: Sunny Days or Doom and Gloom<div><p>Solar City, like many solar panel sellers, is struggling in a competitive and highly regulated environment. Most solar companies are in the red and are hoping to get acquired or they have the risk of ending up bankrupt. Solar City, like Tesla, are capital intensive businesses that are both carrying large amounts of debt and have not turned a…</p></div>John VillaliMon, 08 Aug 2016 15:48:42 -0400's Minds + Machines Europe 2016 Event and IDC's View on Asset Performance Management<div><p>A major theme throughout the GE conference was the rapidly evolving digital transformation in<br/> industry. While digital transformation is picking up pace in many industries, GE is right in the mix with<br/> its newly formed business, GE Digital. The business unit, which was officially formed last fall, is putting<br/> its efforts in collecting and…</p></div>John VillaliMon, 01 Aug 2016 11:34:05 -0400 new order under New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program allows utilities to capitalize Software as a Service (SaaS) expenditures, opening the door to software investment.<div><p>New York (NY) is leading the way in what the "future utility" may look like.  Putting greater emphasis on the utility customer and giving customers greater choice on how they produce and consume energy is a shift in traditional utility practices. This can have a positive impact on the environment, increase market efficiencies and customer…</p></div>John VillaliMon, 27 Jun 2016 09:43:06 -0400