Martin Flusberg is CEO of Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of EMonitor, a software and device combination that tracks and analyzes home electrical use down to an individual circuit or outlet. It also delivers reports and comparisons that make it easy for consumers to reduce “phantom” electric used by stand-by devices, or… Read More →
How much does failure cost in your daily operations? In the oil industry, it can reach $200 million to drill a deepwater facility – so there needs to be enough hidden oil and gas to justify that spending. Because of data analytics and business intelligence, the odds of drilling a… Read More →
With the same devastating honesty of a pre-schooler or a mother-in-law, analytics and business intelligence are telling us that we’re not as “green” as we might want to believe. Massive amounts of data about the energy consumed in the United States and where it comes from are show that… Read More →
Tapping the business intelligence of your own data can tell you where, when, how and how much of sales is really profitable. And long-term analytics in utility companies, for example, are showing the power of shifting buyers to lower-cost but higher-income options.
Analytics doesn’t have to be all work and no play — you can have some fun with your business intelligence in Energyville. This easy-to-use simulation, unveiled in 2007 by Chevron and The Economist Group, lets you select the combination of power sources and shows you the impact of energy security,… Read More →
From auto tailpipes to stoves to lightbulbs, every day we use more power than we need and waste the excess heat that’s generated. And you can imagine how much extra heat is lost from industrial-strength facilities and large offices. But analytics and computers are coming to the rescue. One federal… Read More →
If you lost electric power while you were asleep, how would you know? Probably not until you wake up and see the flashing LED clocks on your bedside table, coffee maker or cable TV box. The same lack of ‘business intelligence’ has been the norm for electric utilities, which may… Read More →
“Fast and Furious” isn’t just a movie – it describes what’s happening these days in the business intelligence marketplace. Call it ‘analytics’ if you like, but the newest BI solutions are delivering quicker reports on active production data – not just copies or archived databases. Faster inbound data and more… Read More →
One irony of the recession’s cost-cutting and economizing is the money required to do it – memos explaining new policies, meetings and training for staff, and other expenses maybe even the business intelligence reports and analytics to see if you’re actually saving money. Bruce Myatt hits the nail on… Read More →
Federal grants, through ARRA, are helping companies upgrade ties to electric utilities and use business intelligence to track consumption and use.