The Energy Exchange Podcast
Episode #10 | Big Data Analytics and the Brilliant Grid

This episode of The Energy Exchange is focused on data connectivity between applications and the information it generates that goes beyond Big Data and Smart Algorithms, as well as how IT plays a key role in using the information received from connected systems. Anyone who has purchased an item, or even just simply looked at certain items online, has experienced the magic of related suggestions for purchase that are pushed to us by various search engines. This type of customer predictive behavior is only one example of how and what we do is noted, recorded, analyzed and acted upon. In looking at what the electric utility business is doing with the vast amount of available data, it is often hard to envision how this can be transformed into meaningful and actionable tactics. To help us better understand the potential of mining data, host Ron Chebra speaks with Jerry Sullivan, CIO of the Orlando Utilities Commission.

Special Guest: Jerry Sullivan, CIO, Orlando Utilities Commission

Rolf Bienert is the Managing & Technical Director of the OpenADR Alliance. In this capacity, Rolf oversees all aspects of the non-profit organization, the technical developments, and the certification program. Before going independent, Rolf was the Technical Manager for Telecom and the Global Competence Center for emerging communication protocols at a global testing firm. In this role, Rolf was involved in many international standardization efforts and guided the company’s efforts in these areas. Rolf has been an active member of the NIST SGTCC, USNAP Alliance, ZigBee Alliance, and other organizations driving the development of new technologies with a specific focus on standardization, certification and interoperability. Rolf holds a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering.

About the Host: Ron Chebra, Vice President of Grid Modernization, EnerNex

Ron is a recognized thought leader and industry expert in utility modernization. He has a deep operating knowledge in technology solutions in areas such as MicroGrids, Renewable Energy Integration, Smart Grid, Distribution Automation (DA), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Demand Response. He provides strategic consulting services to leading energy organizations and to industry suppliers of products and services in the following areas: microgrids, demand response, battery energy storage solutions and “Behind the Meter” technologies. He is frequent contributor to leading industry journals and for the past 2 years, he has been the Chairman of the Smart Cities/IoT Track for Distributech. Ron has over 35 years of experience.
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