Delivering Timely Information: Need Of The Hour
CIOReview
CIOREVIEW >> Utilities >>

Delivering Timely Information: Need Of The Hour

Joe Anastasi, IT Manager, PMLP
Joe Anastasi, IT Manager, PMLP

Joe Anastasi, IT Manager, PMLP

Challenges in technology to meet needs of the utility industry
The biggest challenge is the rapidly evolving technology landscape. As soon as one technology is implemented, it seems as though another is coming along to replace it. Naturally it's not quite as bad as it sounds, but the point is that technology officers must always be on their toes and up to date with the newest trends and developments. It can be difficult to keep pace with the abundance of new software and hardware systems coming on the market. So for me, it would be nice to have a one stop-shop resource that will keep me in the loop for all the new developments. Trade magazines, online resources, and hosted events are great, but nothing seems to be all-encompassing. Some focus on hardware or networking or software or services. But I’ve yet to see a single resource deliver timely information across all platforms of technology.

Technology trends impacting the utility sector
With regard to specific trends in the Municipal Electric Utility market, I’ve seen a strong push for AMI, Automated Metering Infrastructure along with more manageable SCADA solutions. AMI focuses on collecting meter data, managing that data and perhaps (if you choose) controlling meters remotely for shut-off or turn on. There are some other slick features as well, but these seem to be the most prevalent uses for an AMI system. SCADA solutions have historically been focused as well, typically on monitoring and manipulating the distribution grid. Merging these two trends would certainly pose some security concerns, but keeping distinct networks that share data may be a way to converge each of these two evolving trends into one management system. Albeit, this would be a daunting task for any one firm, the market is growing and anyone who could pull off this herculean feat would certainly find themselves as a sole proprietor of a new niche market.

CIO Review Clients : Flagship , PCMI

Media Partner : CIO Review | B2B Online 2020

CIO Review Press Releases :   CIO Review | One Stop Systems

                                         CIO Review | ComplianceQuest

 

CIOReview | Crunchbase

CIOReview Reviews | Glassdoor

Read Also

Insurance Market is in Full Swing in Tune with the Digital Transformation

Insurance Market is in Full Swing in Tune with the Digital...

Adilson Lavrador, Executive Director of Operations, Technology and Claims, Tokio Marine Seguradora
A Pro-Active Risk Management Approach Guides Pg&E's Supplier Quality Assurance Team

A Pro-Active Risk Management Approach Guides Pg&E's Supplier Quality...

Jamie Martin, Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
The Future Of Oil And Gas Industry With Digital Solution

The Future Of Oil And Gas Industry With Digital Solution

Azfar Mahmood, Product Manager, Jeremy Angelle Vice President Digital Solutions at Frank’s International
Epc Oil And Gas Companies’ Role In Scaling Up In Energy Transition

Epc Oil And Gas Companies’ Role In Scaling Up In Energy Transition

Matthew Harwood, GVP Strategy and Sustainability, McDermott International
Using Technology To Improveremote Worker Safety

Using Technology To Improveremote Worker Safety

Grantt Bedford, Director - Safety, Environment & Quality For The United States At Eni
Unified Command And Operation Cyber Centers (Ucoc): Beyond Remote Operation Centers

Unified Command And Operation Cyber Centers (Ucoc): Beyond Remote...

RobelloSamuel, Chief Technical Advisor and Halliburton Fellow (WellEngg.), Halliburton