2020 Smart Utilities SDR

Insights articles contained within the 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report

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New Black & Veatch eBook Navigates the Global Shift to 'One Digital World'
Advanced communication networks are changing the way people interact with data, technology and one another.

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Black & Veatch: Reliability, Efficiency and Resiliency Drive Utilities’ Grid Modernization Efforts
Data is poised to tell the story of #utility systems, but are we ready to listen? Black & Veatch's 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report explores challenges & opportunities facing utilities as they build the promised grid of the future

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Delivering Resiliency as a Service
Regulators expect utilities to be forward-thinking in the current dynamic market while also offering shareholders a return on investment. The quickest answer? Opening up a different stream of revenue by offering “resiliency as a service."

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Key Risk Evaluations of Assets by Utilities Focus on Regulation, Evolving Customer Expectations
It falls to utilities to ensure their assets perform safely and reliably while meeting regulatory and environmental standards. How are utilities managing risk amid surging DER and the growing threat of major weather-related disruptions?

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Utilities Must Constantly Be on Offense in Cat-and-Mouse Game Against Hackers
With the influx of DER, utilities' grid and communications networks are becoming more integrated and complex, opening them up to vulnerabilities. As hackers grow more sophisticated, utilities are ramping up cybersecurity.

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For Utilities, the Road Map to Resilience Must Be Focused, Holistic
As climate change continues to flex its catastrophic muscle, a storm is brewing for U.S. utilities.

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5G Implementation Comes Down to Communication, Collaboration
The lure of 5G digitalization is strong, promising new connectivity and cost savings. But implementing 5G at scale will require collaboration among carriers, utilities, communities, state and local regulators and technology integrators.

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The Call Is Coming From Inside the House: Private Utility Networks Bring Efficiency, Control and Reliability
Reliable communications networks allow utilities to deliver uninterrupted #power to customers. No longer content to outsource their communications networks to public carriers, utilities are bringing networks in-house via fiber optics and wireless.

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'Manager of Managers': Rise of Distributed Devices Drives Call for Network Management Solutions
Millions of devices are measuring and sometimes controlling the health of our utility networks, and millions more are coming.

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Advanced Distribution Modernization Can Smooth the “Changing Physics” of the Grid
New Black & Veatch report finds that advanced distribution modernization sees utilities rapidly adopting digital technologies such as sensors, automated line switches and advanced remote monitoring to give themselves more control and faster response.
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