Utility Analytics Institute Launches New Online Platform

  Utility Analytics Institute Launches New Online Platform

   Web-Based Community Promotes Dialogue, Research, Strategy Among Utility
                           Analytics Professionals

Business Wire

AURORA, Colo. -- April 9, 2013

Energy utility companies are dealing with a perfect storm of rapid-fire
changes and challenges: increased demand, regulatory uncertainty, financial
constraints, aging infrastructure, environmental considerations, changing
weather patterns, emerging technologies, customer engagement issues, and
increasingly—analytics data overload.

The Utility Analytics Institute—the largest community of utility analytics
professionals in the U.S.—has just launched a new web-based platform for its
members. Offering online peer groups, communities and events, the new
portal—which can be previewed at Member.UtilityAnalytics.com— provides
unbiased utility analytics research and information, and promotes the sharing
of strategies, time-saving measures, best practices, cost efficiencies and
lessons learned. Members have exclusive access to analytics business process
work groups, private and public discussion forums, webcasts, project
databases, a solution provider network and more.

"Smart grid technologies are generating vast amounts of data that utilities
can use to make its gas and electric systems more reliable," said Rick Harris,
vice president and chief technology officer for Pacific Gas and Electric
Company. "The Utility Analytics Institute is helping to drive the innovative
use of smart grid data for the benefit of not just our customers in
California, but energy customers everywhere."

Current utility members include executives from Black Hills Corporation, Duke
Energy, Exelon, KCP&L, OG&E, Pacific Gas and Electric, SDGE, SMUD, Southern
California Gas Company, Southern Company, WE Energies and others.

About the Utility Analytics Institute

The Utility Analytics Institute is a membership-based, professional analytics
community that promotes collaboration, communication and connection among its
members. Led by the Executive Advisory Council, the Institute fosters the
adoption, advancement and utilization of analytics, enabling utilities to
operate more safely, reliably, and efficiently. The Institute provides
unbiased information on grid analytics, customer analytics and analytics
infrastructure, and platforms for peer collaboration among analytics
professionals. The organization enables the industry to drive the direction of
research, conference topics, and executive councils and working groups, and is
funded by membership fees from utilities and solution providers, as well as
revenue from website, e-newsletter and conference sponsorships. For more
information, visit UtilityAnalytics.com.


For Utility Analytics Institute
Jennifer Habig, 303-782-5510
Marketing Manager
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