Top 20 Utilities Technology Companies - 2017
The changing face of the utilities industry today is driven by a number of trends from renewable power generation and battery storage to electric vehicles and energy management services. The big data wave continues to create ripples in this sector, bringing data intensive best practices to the spotlight. To this end, utility companies are incorporating the latest analytics technologies in their solutions to power the industry’s digital transformation. In conjunction with advanced analytics, the sector is also witnessing the proliferation of machine learning that brings automation and delivers greater insights on asset performance.
Meanwhile, emerging trends such as next generation smart grids and Behind The Meter (BTM) technologies provide greater granularity and frequency of information to utilities. With a more accurate, real-time account of power usage, these smart meters facilitate effective management and optimization of power usage. Talking about the latest technologies, drones come to the forefront for enabling utilities to visually assess pipelines, power lines, and other assets. In addition, they can be integrated with enterprise software platforms to notify field technicians about any faults to avoid disruptions in the grid.
A number of solution providers offer the benefits of these advanced capabilities through their data driven technologies, making it complicated for CIOs to select the best solution for their enterprise. To help CIOs navigate this landscape, CIOReview is presenting a special edition on utilities technology. A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts, including the CIOReview editorial board has reviewed the top companies in the utilities technology solutions arena and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling industry challenges.
The listing provides a look into how these solutions work in the real world, so that organizations can gain a comprehensive understanding of the available technologies and how they add value to the utilities domain.
We present to you CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Utilities Technology Solution Providers 2017.