AURORA, Colo.--()--The Utility Analytics Institute announced winners of the 2012 Analytics Innovation awards recognizing the industry's most outstanding utility companies in analytics. Taking top honors are Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E).
“We congratulate the winners as well as celebrate their efforts to accelerate the growth of utility analytics innovation and excellence. They are true pioneers in our industry”
A judging panel of Institute analysts reviewed numerous entries across the three categories of customer analytics, grid analytics and analytics business infrastructure. Within each of those categories, projects were judged based on business impact, use of process and technology, and innovation. Winning projects were selected as follows:
SMUD: Integrating distribution automation and asset management. Accomplishments include grid optimization and conservation voltage reduction by reducing substation voltages, and analyzing smart meter voltage data to identify voltage system issues to relay to asset management.
FPL: Successfully applying behavior model scoring to decrease costs and improve customer experience. Accomplishments include notably improving revenue recovery through extensive modeling of customer payment history, behavior and usage patterns.
OG&E: Deploying a three-tiered analytics infrastructure. Accomplishments include taking steps to accommodate for future data growth and providing a “single version of the truth” for data and analytical capabilities across the company.
“We congratulate the winners as well as celebrate their efforts to accelerate the growth of utility analytics innovation and excellence. They are true pioneers in our industry,” commented Christine Richards, director of the Institute.
Presentation of the awards as well as workshops led by winning executives will be held at
Utility Analytics Week, September 18–20, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. For more information on the awards or the Utility Analytics Week conference, visit www.UtilityAnalyticsWeek.com or call 800-459-2233.
About Utility Analytics Week:
Held September 18–20, 2012, Arlington, Texas, Utility Analytics Week is the only utility analytics conference developed by Utility Analytics Institute senior analysts. With over 20 workshops and sessions delving deep into grid analytics, customer analytics and analytics business infrastructure, plus a solutions-based exhibit hall, Utility Analytics Week is the ultimate analytics learning environment for energy professionals. www.UtilityAnalyticsWeek.com.
About Utility Analytics Institute:
The Utility Analytics Institute, a division of Energy Central, is a membership association for professionals engaged in leveraging analytics for grid and customer operation improvements within utilities. For more information call: 800.459.2233 or visit www.UtilityAnalytics.com.