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20January, 2017

How is Big Data Impacting the Future of Utilities?

Big data is reshaping society and the services used by citizens on a daily basis – energy included. Big data is not just for retailers looking to track product sales. It transforms decision-making within an organization, enhances the allotment of resources and takes customer experience above and beyond.

Utilities are now tapping into the huge benefit […]

17January, 2017

Blockchains Part II: Why They Matter to Business

In my last post, I explained what blockchain was. Now, I’ll talk about what businesses can start to do with it.

We know that blockchain is a distributed ledger and that it is more secure and transparent than the trust model of managing and recording transactions. So how do we make the leap between “a better […]

11January, 2017

DOE Report Highlights Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Electricity Relationship Win-Win

On Friday, January 6th, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a major report on electricity system transformation. We are very pleased that the value of cross-border electricity trade is featured prominently. DOE seems committed to implementing the programs and policies that CEA and others have been pushing for the past several years, including international […]

14December, 2016

Blockchain: One To Watch For Electric Utilities

At Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA) 125th anniversary event this past November in Toronto, Dr. Lawrence Jones of the Edison Electric Institute named blockchain as the most important technology for electric utilities to watch for in the coming years, due to its potential to completely transform electricity sector business models. But while talking to others attending […]

2November, 2016

Recycling Squared

We’ve all been told to reduce our energy consumption.

It’s often cited as a first step to combating climate change; and generally speaking – it’s logical. Energy use produces greenhouse gases, so using less of it means fewer GHGs emitted.  And it empowers individual consumers can take some personal responsibility when it comes to climate action.  […]