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Bushfires, pandemics, rapidly evolving technology; disruption is now business as usual for the Australian energy and utility sector. Rather than putting off strategic planning until disruption ends, companies are now recognising they must continue to make critical investments in technology to meet the needs that result from current disruptions. The energy sector is increasingly looking at powerful new technology like […]
In the second article of the Managing Disruption series, SAS Institute shared a few common ways data and analytics can help energy providers mitigate fire risk. Now, it will examine how Southern California Edison (SCE) uses SAS to apply these practises in the US. SCE supplies electricity to 14 million people across a service territory of 130,000 square kilometers, roughly […]
With global warming, fires have increased rapidly over the last decade. In turn, this has increased risks and complications for energy and utility companies. For example, Pacific Gas and Energy (PG&E) – California’s largest energy provider – filed for bankruptcy last year following its role in several major wildfires. CNN reports the utility faced an estimated $30 billion in liabilities […]
Data and analytics can enable the right decisions during times of disruption, such as extreme bushfires or a pandemic.
This four-part series, Managing Disruption, will examine disruptions faced by the Australian energy and utilities industry – and the role analytics can play in lessening the impact.
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CSIRO, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) and the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council will collaborate to establish a new national disaster research centre. The organisations and government departments will work together to transition the current BNHCRC into a new world-class research centre for natural hazard resilience and disaster risk reduction. The research centre is […]
Icon Water has released a Climate Change Adaptation Plan, laying out its strategy to cut its emissions, conserve water and prepare for the impacts of a warming planet. The plan sets outs how Icon Water will: Continue to work to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency through emission reduction programs Continue to collaborate with partners and the community […]
Melbourne Water will spearhead a new project that aims to identify clusters of people infected with the Coronavirus by sampling sewage. The innovative project is designed to equip policy makers and health authorities with crucial data about communities affected with the virus, as well as timelines of potential outbreaks. The sample analysis will help inform COVID-19 controls by indicating disease […]
By Janine Young, NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman In response to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER)’s recent Statement of Expectations for energy providers, Janine Young argues that COVID-19 could be the circuit breaker and the stimulus for making a long-term, sustainable shift to energy affordability. COVID-19 has amplified an existing and worrying issue for many Australians – energy affordability. Now […]
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