“It’s tough to make predictions. Especially about the future!” Yogi Bera But what if you had a time machine to see into the future by just one day? By adding Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning elements Digital Glyde built a platform that is adding significant value for electric utilities. 40 Million meters globally sample data every 15 minutes The Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) for prediction of tomorrow’s electrical demand can fluctuate wildly during peak events like hot Texas heat waves or unexpected winter storms. Business consequences included bankruptcy for some Texas utilities who were un-hedged last summer when their forecast models were off and per megawatt hour prices soared from $30 to $9,000. Forecast accuracy was over 3x times better, MAPE of under 0.54% for utilities using the platform created by Digital Glyde for our partner Innowatts. Tomorrow’s electricity demand forecast over 3x improvement You can have these advantages and we would like to help you. For more information on this capability please see: https://aithority.com/machine-learning/innowatts-dayahead-load-forecast-outperforms-ercot-during-late-summer-heatwave/ TopGun fighter pilot trainer, Col. Boyd coined a key concept for winning dogfights and battles which is also used effectively today in business – the OODA Loop. Simply put whoever can Observe, Orient, Decide and Act faster on the most complete data wins in a dogfight or business. More accurate forecast for tomorrows electricity demand is one example of improving your OODA loop with better observation – knowing the future. You can also improve your OODA Loop by reorienting your business based on new realities like the sector demand changes you’re seeing with COVID. How has COVID affected electricity demand? Seeing information like this as new situations develop may give decision makers a better context about their choices going forward. This is another example from the data and apps from our partner Innowatts. For more details please see: https://www.axios.com/where-coronavirus-isfueling-more-and-less-energy-use-a6cccb4d-bc15430a-8133-009ada2bb582.html Data: Innowatts; Data includes four power grids covering Northeast & Mid-Atlantic, Texas, Midwest and California Chart: Axios Visual On the topic of COVID, How will you respond to changes as they occur? One of the most important aspects of data science is asking the right questions - improving your OODA Loop with valid observations and orientation for your decisions going forward. While news outlets exclaim that COVID cases are on the rise it is important to see the truth clearly. For example if only one person in Mexico tests positive for COVID next week, then it could be truthfully reported that COVID is on the rise in Mexico, but you’d miss the context needed to make good choices. By unmasking the data you need for better business decisions our data science team discovered active COVID cases in Houston and surrounding Harris County actually peaked eight weeks ago. Next week we’re publishing these results as well as data for every country and US county. How do these observations change your decision frame? Sincerely, Kirk Osborn Chief Client Officer Digital Glyde, Inc.