Data Smartens up in a Fog

Those who are part of the data management game can juggle terms like Hadoop, NoSQL, and RDBMS freely. However, for those who are not in the game, this lingo will likely carry the same meaning as a proclamation of goodwill ... Read more »

The Year-end Review and Future Projections: Awaiting More Synergy between the Energy Sector and IT

By: Olga Gorstenko | Date: January 07, 2016

Lacking originality, we are closing 2015 with the yearly review and endeavored predictions of the near future; this time however, we will look at the energy sector in conjunction with data business and software solutions. The energy sector has been ... Read more »

Data Security + Data Surveillance = More Data Business

By: Olga Gorstenko | Date: November 03, 2015

In today’s fast paced business environment, risk is everywhere and data security is rapidly changing. However, few things remain unchanged: hackers will create more sophisticated scripts to get around your security fortresses trying to steal your identity, money, and corporate ... Read more »

August, the Month of Energy Sector Discontent

The eighth month of the year has historically been very special for the US energy sector. The Northeast Blackout of 2003, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005, and the Clean Power Plan and Methane Emission Reduction Policy proposal of ... Read more »

Natural Gas Coasts Along, while Other Energy Markets Test Rollercoasters

By: Olga Gorstenko | Date: August 04, 2015

I do not recall more confusion and misalignment in the energy sector as is happening now. Any correlation and interdependency that existed previously among oil, coal, natural gas, and electricity markets seem to have evaporated; a multiplicity of independent events ... Read more »

Intermittent Success in the Battle between Coal and Renewables

On June 29, 2015, industry newsmakers announced “a blow” to President Obama’s environmental plan. On that day, the US Supreme Court overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) limiting mercury and other hazardous air pollutants ... Read more »

Tesla’s Off-grid Power Storage Batteries: More Questions on Load Forecasting and Data

Tesla’s announcement last month of new energy storage batteries was positioned to mark a major milestone on the road towards a clean and sustainable future. Storage that is on the end-user’s side is being viewed, at least by some, as ... Read more »

Crude Oil Transportation by Rail: More than the Industry Bargained For?

An announcement by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) about the new set of oil statistics missed the spotlight. Really, what’s so special about adding another data report that only expands on the list of transportation options for the same ... Read more »

Nasdaq Adds to the Energy Derivatives Markets and Steps in against CME and ICE

I admire the valor of Nasdaq – daring to enter the energy derivatives market space that has been dominated by two giants, CME and ICE. Nasdaq, operating mainly in stock markets, though with some exposure to European power markets, decided ... Read more »

Data Sources: NASDAQ OMX

The Emerging Power Markets’ New Player – the Microgrid Operator

The concept of microgrids is gaining momentum; their share in the energy space is growing. The microgrid is not a novel concept, as in most remote communities self-containment is the only feasible approach to power supply. For many years, localities without ... Read more »

 

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