Abstract: Energy is important to our daily lives. Energy data is important to utilities to meet operational goals and have better relationships with their customers. However, to get the most value out of their data they need to combine it with data from other secondary sources and apply advanced analytics techniques. This can only be done effectively and efficiently if utilities standardize their data in a way that allows the merger of their data with that of other sources to take place seamlessly. This article uses a case study to illustrate why small to midsize utilities should adopt a data standard, discusses some of the challenges in choosing and adopting a standard and concludes the process of moving to a data standard in our case. Results will be interesting to utilities and any industry contemplating taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by big data.
Keywords: analytics, Big data, Data Standardization, Energy Analytics, Sustainability
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Recommended Citation: Hassler, E., Cazier, J., Russell, J., Mueller, T., Paprocki, D. (2019). Standardizing Public Utility Data: A Case Study of a Rural Mid-Size Utility. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 12(1) pp 36-47. http://jisar.org/2019-12/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2018)