DISTRIBUTECH 2020: Walking with a destination in mind
January 21, 2020
At the journey’s start he was clean-shaven and optimistic. Over the next six months, the beard grew unruly and emotions ran the gamut from positive to absolutely dejected. Last October, Mike Posner, the Grammy-nominated musician behind the 2010 Billboard hit “Cooler Than Me”, completed a 2,851 ...
It’s Time to Leave Outdated Utility Technology Behind
December 11, 2019
At the time, I didn’t realize it. But I had a very fortunate childhood. I lived a middle-class existence with parents that were willing to invest time and money to give me learning experiences that weren’t readily available to many of my classmates.
Combo utility dilemma: one AMI system or many?
November 20, 2019
Providing customers with reliable water, gas or electricity is a key tenant for all utilities. Many face the added challenge of delivering a combination of gas, water or electric services. Being a combination utility adds a layer of complexity to an already complex business.
What is SCADA’s role in Industry 4.0?
August 6, 2019
The term Industry 4.0 was first mentioned at the Hannover Trade Fair in 2011. Experts proclaimed that a new Industrial Revolution had arrived, driven by automation, communication and the internet. A flag was planted and smart industrial manufacturing...
Data, Doctor Who and Utilities
July 15, 2019
The Xylem Data Science team (XDS) has invented a methodology for making sure that our data science isn't just correct at any moment in time, but that we can recapitulate (ideally) the entire history of any given research project quantitatively. (Part 1 of 2)
Every electric AMI RFP should address these four topics
July 8, 2019
Many utilities are in the exploration phase of upgrading their AMR or first-generation AMI system. Often these systems performed their original job requirements admirably and helped the utility move towards a more efficient business model. But, technology is continually moving forward.