Smarter Analytics at work in energy and utilities
To capitalize on new opportunities, energy and utility companies are transforming to smarter energy systems that feature a two-way flow of energy and information.
There is more and more pressure on energy and utility companies to deliver cost-effective and reliable energy sources, while keeping environmental concerns in mind. At the same time, consumers are demanding more control over their own energy consumption. Companies need insights into performance and usage across the network to make more effective decisions.
With IBM Smarter Analytics, you can integrate and analyze structured data, such as real-time energy usage, together with unstructured data from sources such as call center and maintenance logs, to gain insight into performance, customer service and other key aspects of your business.
Improve generation performance
Vestas reduced the response time for wind forecasting information by approximately 97 percent—from weeks to hours—and improved the accuracy of wind turbine placement with a big data solution that speeds analysis of petabytes of data.
Transform the utility network
Tennessee Valley Authority increased operational efficiency and lowered costs across its power-generating facilities by providing staff with a global view of operations to better plan and predict resource requirements across the fleet.
Hera S.p.A. reduced total cost of ownership by an estimated 15 percent with an automated meter management solution that improves insight into asset performance and provides the ability to proactively repair or replace assets before they break down.
Strengthen public safety
Electric Utility gained the ability to predict and prepare for weather events that can disrupt the electrical distribution network, enabling proactive allocation and deployment of resources—people and equipment—to minimize the time it takes to restore power.
Optimize customer operations
Oncor empowered customers to control and manage their energy usage by implementing a smart metering system that makes energy information more transparent and responsive for customers.
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