The consumer benefits of reducing energy consumption include lowering energy bills and positive environmental stewardship. Understanding energy use, however, can be tricky. Texas is a leader in the use of automated metering, including the availability of a portal for consumers to see their energy use and meter information. To do this, a collaborative effort among […]
Germany is in the process of completely transforming its energy sector at a pace unmatched by other industrialized nations. Nuclear power is phasing out as renewables are gradually taking over, according to Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster. The country’s politically supervised shift in direction from nuclear and fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is […]
Demand for wind energy is soaring. The European Union (EU) has set a target to increase the share of energy consumed from renewable sources to 20 percent by 2020. Wind energy is now the second leading form of power generation capacity in the region. To capitalize on this opportunity, wind turbine operators must maintain a […]
When I joined Hydro Ottawa just over two years ago, it was my first foray into the energy and utility industry. My background was software and high tech, and coming from that industry, I was very familiar with cloud platforms. Business challenges in the public the energy and utility industry are similar to what the […]
This month's #cloudchat focused on cloud and sustainability. Our featured panelists included analysts Stephen O'Donnell and Usman Sindhu, and IBMers Dave Bartlett and Bowman Hall. Join our next chat Aug. 9 from 4-5 p.m. ET!