energy

12月 052017
 

I recently read an interesting article about petroleum coke (petcoke). A lot of it is produced in the US, and lately a lot of it is consumed (burned) in India ... contributing to air pollution there. The article mentioned some numbers in the text, but the data was really begging to [...]

The post What fuel is 1000 times dirtier than diesel? appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

8月 142017
 

In an increasingly complicated operating environment, the global oil and gas industry struggles to optimize their asset portfolio. Producers combat severe challenges inherent to aging facilities in the context of pricing volatility. Change is the new constant, as the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry means that producers [...]

Analytics holds the key to optimizing oilfield assets was published on SAS Voices by Keith Holdaway

8月 142017
 

In an increasingly complicated operating environment, the global oil and gas industry struggles to optimize their asset portfolio. Producers combat severe challenges inherent to aging facilities in the context of pricing volatility. Change is the new constant, as the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry means that producers [...]

Analytics holds the key to optimizing oilfield assets was published on SAS Voices by Keith Holdaway

6月 082017
 

Utilities can save as much as $10 million a year for every one percent improvement in forecast accuracy by optimizing asset utilization and trading strategies. Changing energy markets and an influx of data from the smart grid are providing more opportunities to reap value from energy forecasting. Improving energy forecasts [...]

From gigawatts to gigabytes: What would you do with an improved energy forecast? was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

1月 262017
 

Tell me if you’ve heard this before:  Your company hired (or re-titled) a talented data scientist and they have great skills and no data. Or they're marginalized by IT because they're misunderstood. They're offered “cleansed” data that will fit into the hardware provisioned. What they want is “all” relevant data […]

4 tips for the utility data scientist was published on SAS Voices.

12月 222016
 

The utility industry is ripe with analytic opportunities.  Usually, when I share that perspective, thoughts immediately jump to making the energy grid more efficient. Certainly, there are efficiencies to gain with improved data about where power is being consumed and the sources that are available to support it. However, there […]

Who is and is not paying for heat this winter? was published on SAS Voices.

12月 162016
 

“Analytics” and “data scientist” aren’t new terms, but they are trending buzzwords. The popularity of these concepts has created a false impression: Analytics are mysterious abstractions that can only be decoded if you have a white lab coat and an advanced degree in computer science. The reality couldn’t be more different. […]

No data scientist? No analytics platform? No problem. was published on SAS Voices.

10月 052016
 

Energy suppliers are fighting for prime position in the domestic energy supply market. Disillusioned customers, increased competition due to a flood of new entrants and tighter regulations are forcing suppliers to reassess their business models. According to UK regulator Ofgem, there were 3.8 million account switches in the first six […]

Big data customer analytics key to high-performing energy companies was published on SAS Voices.

8月 292016
 

Yesterday I opened up the Wall Street Journal and found the usual mix of ads from major technology vendors touting their IoT (Internet of Things) prowess, and claiming they all have the secret sauce to make all of our IoT dreams come true. Where do I sign up?! Meanwhile, back […]

Smart grid analytics and what makes IoT special for utilities was published on SAS Voices.

8月 252016
 

Have you ever wondered how far you live from the closest nuclear power plant? I've crunched the numbers for cities here in the US, and created an interactive SAS map to help answer that question! The average age of US nuclear power plants is 35 years, and there just doesn't […]

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