Valor Water Analytics at Erie Hack 2019

Written by Alex Puryear, Business Development Manager, who visited the Erie Hack final, representing Valor Water Analytics which was one of the sponsors of the event.

It was a pleasure getting to be a part of Erie Hack finals in Cleveland this past week. The Cleveland Water Alliance has done a fantastic job of driving innovation to solve real problems around water. Erie Hack is a manifestation of this hard work. I also wanted to thank them for giving us the opportunity to share with the group a little more about Valor Water and Hidden Revenue Locator. We look forward to seeing all of the finalist continue on their endeavors to innovate the lake.

Read more about Erie Hack’s events and their mission on their website.

Challenges and innovations: Current and Future States of Water Affordability: Part 3

By Maryana Pinchuk, Stacey Isaac Berahzer, and Christine Boyle, PhD

In our two previous blog posts in this series, we explored the definitions and metrics used to assess affordability, discussed the role of customer assistance programs (CAPs) in addressing affordability, and considered some major challenges that utilities face when setting up CAPs. In this post, we will briefly discuss rate structures and policy changes that influence affordability, as well as cover additional novel interventions that may reduce utility customer nonpayment in the water sector and related sectors.

Read the full post on our Valor Water Blog

Note:

This is the third in a series of Valor Water Analytics blog posts exploring water affordability, customer nonpayment, and potential solutions that enable utilities to deliver water more equitably and sustainably to all customers. You can read posts one and two here.

Accelerating tomorrow now: Key insights from the Utility Analytics Institute’s 2019 annual summit

By Maryana Pinchuk

From May 6 to 8, staff from US and international energy utilities gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Utility Analytics Institute’s annual summit. The theme of the summit was “Accelerate Now,” and throughout the sessions, speakers highlighted how advanced analytics could be used to achieve a variety of goals for utilities, from making smarter business decisions to optimizing the productivity of operations staff and increasing customer benefits. Overall, the summit served as a rallying cry for companies like Xylem to develop more tools to help utilities overcome the obstacles of today and prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Read more about the Utilities Analytics summit on the Valor Water Blog.

Visit Valor Water at ACE Denver

We will be showcasing Valor’s Apparent Loss Solution, Hidden Revenue Locator.  CEO Christine Boyle and Business Development Manager Alex Puryer will represent Valor Water Analytics at the AWWA ACE19 in Denver, CO, June 10-12. Come and find us in the ACE Exhibit Hall, booth #1503. 


Dr. Boyle will speak on Wednesday, come and hear her on a panel called:
WATER-SAVING ACRONYMBLES-AMI AND NRW (WED38)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Track: Water Resources & Conservation Management
Time: 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Overview: Moderator(s): Veronica Blette
Location: Mile High Ballroom 4B

Team Spotlight: Introducing Global Product Manager Heidi Smith

Q&A Session by Sabrina Strauss, Office Manager

In this feature, we interview team members to learn more about their passions and their interest in water.

Heidi, a 17-year software product veteran, has worked in the clean-tech space since 2007 in a range of capacities including product development, process management, team management, and software engineering. Recently she served as Director of Engineering at Geli, which optimizes and controls energy storage systems. Prior to Geli, she was the first employee, then CTO and Head of Product of Carbonflow, a carbon credit software company. 


Read the interview with Heidi Smith on the Valor Water Blog.