Digital transformation is coming to the utility industry by necessity and customer demand. The most pressing need? Real-time automated data collection and exchange. Additionally, as the cost of assets continues to take up a significant portion of a utility’s annual budget, so too has the urgency to move to a proactive, targeted approach to operation and maintenance. For one publicly owned utility in the Midwest rising energy prices during a three-week cold snap in 2021 used one year’s worth of budget for part of their operations alone. Upgrading legacy infrastructure quickly and cost effectively escalated to an urgent priority.
In this case study, learn how the utility tapped FreeWave Technologies for new connectivity and edge data collection, and achieved immediate, significant results.