Kx Insights: How Prosumers are driving Big Data Innovation at Utilities

13 Jun 2018 | , , , ,

Prosumers in the utility sector, who both produce and consume electricity, are increasingly influencing how utilities are interacting with rate payers. These clients utilize distributed renewable energy resources to produce energy, both for themselves and for the grid, and actively monitor and manage their own energy use. Their unique ability to return power to the grid introduces a bi-directional flow of energy where there was formerly “one-way traffic.” This poses a coordination challenge, as the energy sector’s traditional supply-and-demand management approaches are forced into new and challenging territories.

Kx Insights: IIoT for Predictive Maintenance and Big Data

9 Jan 2018 | , , , , ,

IIoT for predictive maintenance enables more extensive monitoring of equipment and processes at a much lower cost than traditional methods and delivers actionable warnings to prevent or minimize the consequences of an impending failure. Where IIoT for predictive maintenance is deployed in a well-designed program using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) it will reduce surprise outages, lost production, extensive repairs, secondary damage and increase safety.

Eight Utility Industry Trends in 2017

11 Jan 2017 | ,

2017 is shaping up to be a year of change for the electric utility industry as the adoption of smart grid and customer data management technologies accelerates. Based on dozens of conversations with utility market players, Przemek Tomczak explains what the industry's current primary focus is and the role technologies like those powered by kdb+ can play.