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Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability
For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came

drivers and utilities  business, regulatory, and legislative drivers that guide its investments. As a result, each utility will have a different adoption rate and take a different path to creating its smart grid. “And while as many as 94% of utilities agree that asset management is core to utility performance and 60% agree that addressing the aging utility infrastructure is a very high priority, a predominance of utilities report being ‘reactive’ to asset investment and maintenance.” Source: Aging Workforce and Aging

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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