CLP Holdings’ CEO Demonstrates the Paradox Facing Today’s Utility Executives

The main challenge to utilities today? Uncertainty! Just take a look at the CNBC interview of Andrew Brandler, CEO of CLP Holdings, shortly before Christmas. Brandler talks about the industry’s acknowledgement of the need for “de-carbonization,” or ending the reliance on fossil-fueled energy sources and moving toward more renewable energy sources. But Brandler notes that…


OSIsoft and Microsoft Webcast on Smart Energy Reference Architecture

In response to the overwhelming interest in Microsoft’s October Release of the Smart Energy Reference Architecture, we participated with our partner OSIsoft in this Sierra Energy Group Webcast hosted by industry expert Warren Causey. In the Web cast, Larry Cochrane, Microsoft’s senior technology strategist and the primary author of SERA, explains the how utilities need…

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Riding the Momentum Wave: Microsoft Delivers Hohm, SERA, Windows 7

It’s my hope that our power and utilities customers are feeling the momentum from a wave of new Microsoft solutions and thought leadership documents that are geared toward helping them make the transformation to the Smart Energy Ecosystem. It’s truly an exciting time! Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 7 (more on that in a later blog)….


Microsoft Worldwide Utilities Group Releases Architecture Vision for Smart Energy Ecosystem

Our phones have been ringing ringing off the hook with utilities interested in learning more about the press release we put out yesterday announcing our release of the Microsoft Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA), a 130 page document that is intended to help utilities understand how Microsoft technologies address their implementation of the smart energy…