Smart Energy International will be addressing the challenges of Big Data across all editions of the magazine, focusing on various elements of the Big Data spectrum. This particular edition focuses on some of the issues around Data Analytics and the benefits these can bring to the utility sector, along with some of the headaches executives are experiencing when it comes to understanding the role of analytics in their organization.

How is the utility industry evolving?
In a recent survey, utility companies were asked a number of questions with a view to determining the evolution of the industry and the amount of change that is happening within the industry. What does this change look like from the inside, and how are utilities adapting? What’s driving the decisions and strategies of utilities today?

Most of the responding utilities were distributors or municipal — but others were retailers, investor-owned, or cooperatives. The results can apply generally across the global utility industry.

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