Mike F. Smith

5月 302019
 

Note: This is the second post in a series featuring analytics leaders in the utility industry. St. Louis is home to Anheuser Busch, the legendary Cardinals baseball team, and Ameren, where analytics rocks. More on this later. Ameren is a large investor-owned utility that serves St. Louis and the surrounding [...]

Analytics rocks at Ameren was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

3月 272019
 

Note: This is the first in a series of profiles of leaders in today’s utility analytics marketplace. “My job is to make people uncomfortable with the way they do things today. Transformation implies a revolution, not small incremental changes, and today the big revolution in any industry is in data," [...]

Utility analytics leaders at the edge: Meet an industry unicorn was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

11月 132018
 

Note: Today’s utility industry is in upheaval. All of the assumptions the business has run on have been turned on their heads. This post is the third in a three-part series looking at how analytics are helping utilities navigate this challenging landscape and find new opportunities for improvements in operations, [...]

The digital utility era is now: The customer/grid nexus was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

10月 302018
 

Note: Today’s utility industry is in upheaval. All of the assumptions the business has run on have been turned on their heads. This post is the second in a three-part series looking at how analytics are helping utilities navigate this challenging landscape and find new opportunities for improvements in operations, [...]

The digital utility era is now: Charging ahead with EV analytics was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

10月 122018
 

Note: Today’s utility industry is in upheaval. All of the assumptions the business has run on have been turned on their heads. This post is the first in a three-part series looking at how analytics are helping utilities navigate this challenging landscape and find new opportunities for improvements in operations, [...]

The digital utility era is here -- and now it’s time for a platform was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

5月 302018
 

Remember when electric vehicles were a new thing? Just a few years ago, everywhere we turned there were opinions, white papers, and articles espousing the wonders of electric vehicles, and an equal chorus of voices warning of the dangers and challenges of electric vehicles. Would they blow up half of [...]

How will electric vehicles contribute to the smart grid? was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

2月 092018
 

As the old saying goes, the only constant is change. The corollary that I’ll add is this: and the pace of change feels like it's directly proportional to Moore’s Law. Utilities used to be favorites for conservative investors. Smooth. Steady. When there was change, it was incremental. But today, uncertainty [...]

Trends to watch for utilities in the analytics economy was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

12月 152017
 

The paradigm in which we have all lived in an electrified world is changing. The convergence of technology, changing business models, and increasing customer expectations means the way utilities have operated for the last 100+ years must change. Further, this change must embrace where the operations side of the business [...]

Coming soon to a grid near you: certainty amid confusion was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

10月 062017
 

After a few tough years in the trenches, analytics leaders in utilities are emerging and making a difference as their utilities vie to stay relevant in the ever-changing energy landscape. At the core of this emergence are leaders that are embracing open analytics platforms and pushing analytics to the edge. [...]

For utilities, the horizon is wide open was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith

8月 232017
 

There is an expression in the military that goes something like this: Military leaders train and prepare for the next war using available information, which typically means they're planning for the last (previous) war -- and that's a recipe for disaster. So what does this have to do with utilities [...]

Are utilities fighting the last war? was published on SAS Voices by Mike F. Smith