The topic of big data and analytics in utilities exploded onto the scene a few years ago. We’ve seen a lot of hype and excitement around the topic, but at the same time much of it has been around for a while. In the Big Data and Analytics panel session at the recent ETS@researchtriangle event in Raleigh, North Carolina, we discussed what has changed and what has remained the same in the utility data and analytics—as well what’s on the horizon.
This article provides a snapshot of some of the panel’s conversation on these topics. We spoke with:
- Sal DellaVilla, founder, chairman and CEO, Strategic Power SystemsKevin Meagher, chief operating officer, Power Analytics
- Tim Fairchild, director of the global utiledities practice, SAS
- Matthew Zafuto, executive vice president for corporate strategy and business development, Sensus
- Dr. Pat Kennedy, CEO, OSIsoft