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Conquering the data wilderness: practical considerations and solutions

Conquering the data wilderness: practical considerations and solutions

At the 2016 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Summer Study in Asilomar, I was part of an informal afternoon group session for... let's call us "data enthusiasts" ... around the challenges teams face trying to leverage data to impro ...

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Utilizing Machine Learning to Forecast Project Lifecycles

Utilizing Machine Learning to Forecast Project Lifecycles

Patterns are everywhere. Some can be easy to recognize. Others take time for us to decipher. However, many patterns in data are too complex for a human brain to identify. For this situation, we can rely on computer algorithms to help us out. Mos ...

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What is the Value of Native Data in a Market Potential Study?

Energy efficiency market potential studies ("potential studies") are a common planning tool for energy efficiency providers, stakeholders and regulators. Potential studies date back to the 1980s, with the objective of identifying energy efficiency op ...

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Finding the needles

For years prior to joining DNV GL, I worked in marketing analytics for the IT and retail industries. The IT industry especially was facing a challenge, much like what the energy efficiency industry is experiencing today. Firms like IBM had developed ...

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What are the risks of drowning if I build my own data lake?

What are the risks of drowning if I build my own data lake?

Every utility analytics conference you attend these days seems to have one or two sessions discussing data lakes. What is a data lake anyway? Wikipedia defines it as "a method of storing enterprise data within a system or repository, in its natural ...

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Can data analytics replace people in energy efficiency?

Big data and analytics have been buzzwords for quite some time now. Within the utility space, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) has opened up new opportunities to collect and use energy usage data. In the past, most utilities only collected us ...

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Digital Focus in our Technology Outlook 2025 Report

Digital Focus in our Technology Outlook 2025 Report

As I watched the Solar Impulse 2 - powered only by the sun - fly over San Francisco this past weekend, I reflected on technology and the role it plays in our ever-changing world. The Solar Impulse 2 is a Swiss-developed solar aircraft attempting to b ...

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Becoming a More Digitally-Focused Organization

Digital solutions form a growing trend across both our work and personal lives. The tools with which we and almost anyone can create, analyze, leverage, and display data are endless, opening new frontiers across our enterprise. I recently spent a cou ...

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Renewables business dials into telecoms for strategic partnership

Renewables business dials into telecoms for strategic partnership

This author no longer works for DNV GL. In the fifth in a series of 'Beyond Integration' blogs on renewables and the grid, Fliss Jones explores how the renewables business is going beyond old silos through partnering with telecoms. You wouldn't ...

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Themes from DistribuTECH 2015: Utility Transformation and Risk Management

Themes from DistribuTECH 2015: Utility Transformation and Risk Management

Introduction Any change represents an opportunity, but it also comes with risk. Nobody wants to find out later that he should have done things differently. The need for change was one of the key themes at the 2015 DistribuTECH conference earlier thi ...

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