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Utilities are getting nimble with analytics start-up investments and partnerships

February 4, 2019 / Jill Feblowitz / Start-ups, Start-ups

Demanding times call for innovation and utilities have responded by getting involved. Traditionally risk averse, utilities now recognize that they can learn from companies that are born of a culture of fail fast, learn and move on.

Active organizations are participating on Advanced Research Projects Energy (ARPA-E) advisory boards, initiating corporate venture funds, partnering with universities and expanding their pool of suppliers to include young start-up companies.

Analytics start-ups are an important part of the mix because they can offer quick support in rapidly evolving areas, including the integration of distributed energy resources (DER).  For more information see – Utilities are getting nimble with analytics start-up investments and partnerships

 

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