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From integrating renewables to optimizing communication with customers and regulators – while trying to economically maintain and upgrade the system and manage aging infrastructure to meet growing needs – today's utilities face enormous challenges. Analytics present a myriad of opportunities for the industry; leading utilities around the world recognize this and have accelerated their adoption of smart grid data analytics. This paper defines and illustrates why analytics is so crucial in the emerging energy landscape. It addresses four key areas of the utilities business where analytics play a distinct role in creating smarter business processes: customers, risk, operations and data.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.