Intelligent Utility Insights

  • Sep 02, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    The City of Modesto is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, and they cover the region’s water works. For this issue of the Utility2Utility series, we spoke with Debbie Sewell, customer services supervisor, about going mobile.

  • Aug 31, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    “As Kayak is to travel, Choose Energy is to electricity,” said Kerry Cooper, CEO of Choose Energy when I asked how she described her gig to people outside of the industry. But even people inside of the industry might be a little confused at what Cooper does. An “energy marketplace” really isn’t the norm in most states.

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  • Utilities have a strong hold on engaging their residential market and dedicated account managers to serve their large commercial and industrial customers. But where does that leave small and medium enterprises (SMEs), sometimes referred to as the frozen middle? Effective segmentation for this group leads to better understanding of energy usage, increased engagement and overall increased customer
  • By:  Martin Travers Utility managers across the U.S. share a common challenge: Aging infrastructure, aging workforces and limited budgets continue to increase pressure on utilities to do more with less. Fortunately, advances in communications and sensor technology along with the capabilities of big data and analytics are creating new means to solve challenges once thought insurmountable


  • Each year, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library at 3030 Poplar runs up a utility bill of $666,000, with most of it going toward electricity. The city of Memphis will soon launch a library renovation project that aims to cut the bill down to about $474,000 -- a decrease of roughly 29 percent.

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