Mark Browning, Exelon’s IT VP & CIO, shares some thoughts about his company's partnership with Oracle Utilities, the valuable work they’re doing, and how new tech concepts like the cloud have helped them lay the groundwork to evolve.
SaaS allows that return to innovation and an increase in bandwidth to focus on the new and the now. You could even say SaaS can make the average utility into its own startup. Moving to a SaaS solution brings in a host of benefits which all work together, creating room for innovation.
“It took more than 45 years for the electric utility industry to reach 50 million customers,” said Bradley R. Williams, Vice-President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities, in the session opening. “Twitter passed that in two years.” #TheGridGuy
Don’t let anyone tell you differently: utilities are already in the cloud business. The cloud isn’t the future. It’s today. It’s now. It’s happening in this very moment, in this very step. And anyone who tells you different is sorely misinformed. Our first utility cloud survey of electric, water, and gas utility executives back in 2016 found that 45% of them were already using cloud tech, with another 52% planning on it. And almost all of them (97%) said they had in business...
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.
As customer interest in these grid-connected, customer-owned technologies continues to spread, new electric distribution network technologies are necessary to accommodate them, and a fundamentally different approach to the electricity grid is needed.