Kevin Maroney is a Director at Keyrus where he’s helped numerous utilities to grow towards the data-filled future. Energy Central was fortunate to sit down with Kevin as a part of our Power Perspectives interview series to pick Kevin’s brain about the world of data and digitalization that many utilities are finally undertaking.
For utilities earlier on in their data and digitalization journeys, there may be an inertia towards really diving in due to the enormity of the task at hand. However, the power sector is evolving regardless of whether an individual utility is keeping pace. Customer demands have become more agile and digital, regulators are looking to push more grid modernization and clean energy technologies, and leaders at the utilities must keep up with this changing landscape.
Based on his experience in this sector, Kevin shared some key insights with the Energy Central Community, including the following:
We’ve found a handful of systems really dominate the utilities space when it comes to generating and organizing data. Some of these products include their own out-of-the-box operational analytics. While a one-stop shop for data entry, collection, and analytics sounds like a dream, we’ve found that these solutions ultimately limit your ability to get at the information that you really need. If you use any additional products, your out-of-the-box reporting solution won’t be able to pull in that outside data. As soon as you begin to explore those crucial questions and use cases that will add value to the organization, finding answers across platforms takes ten times longer than it should, and processes are not easily repeatable when a similar question arises a week later.
Read the full interview to get Kevin's take on the state of the sector, offer key starting points for those who want to dive in, and more.
Expert Interview with Kevin Maroney of Keyrus on How a Flexible Data Solution Drives a Utility’s Modernization- [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Interview]
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