Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Utilities, didn’t mince words in his remarks for the utilities track of Oracle OpenWorld 2017, held in San Francisco last week. In the opening session, Dual Innovation: A Blueprint to Navigate Through the Disruption.
We all want to be innovative, and no one can ignore the push to digital. So we all agree these newer discussions are good beginnings, but what are the next steps? How do we dig down into the details to make all this innovation and all this digitalization actually happen? And what are the hurdles to getting there?
The Utility Analytics Institute, a member-based organization that spends all its time talking to utilities and vendors alike in this space about one thing and one thing only—that awesome opportunity that is analytics.
This weekend, tons of Americans scoured 7-elevens for special glasses, pinged Bill Nye for science fanatic insights, and even piled into cars, trucks and RVs with “totality or bust” cardboard signs—wandering off in search of the perfect view of #solareclipse2017 set to sweep across the U.S. today between 10 am PT and 3 pm ET.
You know the spiel: The world is all about winning. And you were likely coached as a kid that—with the right pep talk, the right idea, the right amount of sleeve-rolling-up and good old-fashioned hard work—you’ll be the big winner. In April, Geoffrey Kirui aced the Boston Marathon with the single best time. He was the big winner in that famous race—a race that also clocked in over 27,200 losers. You aim for winning, but you often lose. We all do. That’s life. We all learn...
The average American home uses 10,932 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year, or an average of 30 kWh per day. Surprisingly, the electric vehicle parked in the garage uses very little electricity by comparison--approximately 2,520 kWh annually, less than that required for the electric water heater in the basement.