Remembering Jon Arnold – a man larger than life itself

Written by: Larry Cochrane, Director of Industry Technology Strategy, Microsoft Power & Utilities Some people may have noticed the Microsoft product flags at half-mast on Monday. This is in memory of my great friend and Managing Director of Worldwide Power and Utilities, Mr. Jon Arnold. Jon passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 and services were…

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SUBNET selected to manage and secure BC Hydro’s distribution devices

As the smart grid continues its evolution, more and more Utilities are finding the need for a substation automation software solution that can integrate all of the distribution devices within their network into one solution. All of this needs to be done securely with a unifying management platform that can handle a host of different…


Welcome to our March-April installment of Microsoft Power & Utilities News!

Welcome to our March-April installment of Microsoft Power & Utilities News. It was great to see many of you earlier this month at Hannover Messe. We had our biggest presence ever and it was a very exciting week! At the event, Microsoft showed how we’re helping Utilities innovate, bring products to market more quickly and…


Public webcast: Harnessing the power of big data through machine learning in Power & Utilities

Please join us for an exciting public webcast: Harnessing the power of big data through machine learning in Power & Utilities Date: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015  Time: 9:00 AM PDT This webcast will feature Microsoft Power & Utilities CTO, Larry Cochrane, Microsoft Data Scientist Director Ilan Ritter, and partner Genscape’s Albert Hofeldt Platform Services Managing…


Hannover Messe is upon us and we are so excited!

  The Microsoft Team is counting down the minutes till Hannover Messe and we are so excited! This is where we will make the Internet of Things become real with demonstrations and customers discussing how they have leveraged their Microsoft partnerships to help transform their businesses. Just how excited are we about our story at…


Improving customer service: From idea to app in six weeks through the Cloud

Western Power wanted to better inform their customers concerning upcoming maintenance and upgrade work as well as provide better information about storms and other unplanned outage situations. While Western Power does not generate or retail electricity, they build, maintain and operate the electricity network in the south west corner of Western Australia covering 255,000 square…


Reimagining the Utility enterprise in a connected world at Hanover Messe

  It’s hard to argue that the Power & Utilities industry is NOT in the midst of a transformative change. The drive towards a low carbon power system, the long term focus on a decentralized system in support of distributed energy resources, significant progress in energy efficiency impacting demand and new market entrants are putting…


Azure Machine Learning helping the smart grid become smarter

We just published a new case study where partner eSmart Systems helps Utilities keep the lights on with an automated energy management system based on Microsoft cloud services, including Azure Machine Learning (ML). What does this mean for Utilities?  Utility companies can now connect sensors, smart meters, and software to forecast consumption, reduce outages, and…


Elevating water conscious with IoT and the cloud at the city of Breda

One of the foundations of modern society is its ability to deliver clean water and sanitation deposal. At the heart of this process is the water-energy nexus where electricity generation often consumes large amounts of water and water supply and sewage disposal are substantial electric loads. Optimizing this water-energy nexus helps society to reduce its…


Webinar: Hear from Consolidated Edison on how to improve capital investment governance on March 12th at 2PM EST

Faced with ever-changing demands – Consolidated Edison needed a standard yet agile approach to continuously maximize the strategic value of its capital investment portfolio all year round. Consolidated Edison delivers power to approximately 3.7 million electric and 1.2 million gas customers in the world’s most dynamic and demanding marketplace – metropolitan New York. It’s a…