In January this year, what was believed to be a switching mistake at a high-voltage station near Amsterdam in the Netherlands, caused a complete blackout in the capital and a...
Operational technology (OT) or industrial control systems (ICS) are responsible for keeping the power on and water and gas flowing to support essential services for consumers, industry and governments. As...
The pace at which digitalization is accelerating poses a major challenge for organizations in the energy sector. The momentum is unsurprising, given that 81% of the utilities executives interviewed for...
What does Charles Darwin have to do with digital transformation in the energy sector? More than you might think. Darwin’s theory—that it isn’t the strongest of the species that survives,...
Across industries, digitalization is changing the way organizations do business. In the utilities industry, new business models are emerging, many of which are closely linked to the pressing need to...

Culture change is the #1 challenge for transformation. What are utilities doing to address it?

Ana Domingues Ana Domingues

2016-12-20 One of the biggest hurdles utilities face in embracing digital transformation is a resistance to change. For established organizations, adopting digital as an enterprise-wide business model is far more challenging...

Digital-born firms from telecoms are key drivers of the transformation of the energy system

Ana Domingues Ana Domingues

2016-11-11 Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the value digital technologies bring to their lives. Whether it’s installing an intelligent thermostat in their homes that tracks their whereabouts and adjusts the...

Customer enablement and mobility: How consumers are driving digital transformation within the utilities industry

Peter A. Barnes

2016-10-20 The digital transformation of personal entertainment and communications has made consumers increasingly comfortable with digital tools and platforms. To the consumer, it’s iTunes Match, Google Drive, Apple TV and Pokemon...

Data hubs will revolutionize the electricity business: Lessons from 10 data hub projects

Sami Sikanen Sami Sikanen

2016-09-12 Last spring, Finland’s Ministry of Employment and the Economy tasked Fingrid with building a centralized information exchange solution, informally dubbed the data hub, for the Finnish electricity market. Any major...

The importance of demand response for electricity providers

utilities industry icon CGI’s Utilities Practice

2016-04-13 Demand response is one of many resources that have been used to satisfy the increasing demand for electricity, but with net energy consumption remaining relatively static in recent years, what...