Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI)
Creating the utility of the future
Third Annual SERI Conference
Facing mounting uncertainties, the renewable energy industry embraces analytics for informed business and operational decisions.
On June 17-18, 2015, SERI will host representatives from global Energy & Utilities companies. To attend, register for this year's conference.
REGISTRATION: Smarter Energy Research Institute Annual Conference
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
1101 Kitchawan Road, Route 134
Yorktown Heights, New York
June 17-18, 2015
|What does Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) mean for electric utilities?|
|Audrey Zibelman, Chair, NY Public Service Commission|
|Feasibility and implications of moving to a 100% renewable electric power system in New York & the United States|
|Professor Mark Jacobson, Stanford University|
|OPUS Vision: A framework to optimally plan & orchestrate energy systems of the future|
|Chandu Visweswariah, IBM Fellow, Smarter Energy and Environmental Science, IBM Research|
|Kevin Warren, Distinguished Research Staff Member, and Senior Manager, Clean Energy and Environmental Science, IBM Research|
Special Panel Sessions
Session 1: Ensuring Grid Resilience in a World of Uncertainty
What are the top three technology or policy drivers to achieve (near) zero outage?
Session 2: Challenges and Opportunities in Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Micro-grids
Evolve or die: What are the top three ways in which utilities, grids, and business models must evolve?
IBM Research to showcase tools that support Asset & Resource Management, Situational Awareness, Outage Planning Optimization, and Integration of renewable and distributed energy resources.
As technology transforms both the delivery and requirements of energy, the Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI) is working with energy and utility companies to develop innovative analytics solutions for their businesses.
SERI focuses on joint research efforts with clients in areas such as outage planning optimization, asset management optimization, integration of renewables and distributed energy resources, wide-area situational awareness and the participatory network.
Our focusWorking with energy and utility companies to transform their business through the use of advanced computation, predictive analytics and system optimization.
Founding utility members
Join the Smarter Energy Research Institute
- SERI seeks to address challenges that have not been solved by traditional approaches, coupling IBM's $6B investment in cross-industry analytics R&D with the deep industry expertise of utility members.
- Membership requires a 2-year minimum commitment, in order to address large-scale business, planning or operational issues that will provide extraordinary value to the member.
- Members are free to deploy the software code and algorithms developed in SERI, and are encouraged to participate in and contribute to each of their own projects as well as collaborate with and share in other members' projects.
- Members define up to two projects with IBM Research, and have rights to the outcomes of all SERI projects.
- Membership is limited, and members have a seat at the table with IBM Research to guide the direction of SERI through the Governance Committee.
- For more information, contact SERI Program Director Amy Schneider.
Past Conferences: 2013 Inaugural SERI Conference
The inaugural Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI) Conference, held June 11-12, 2013, launched the next generation of analytics for the energy and utilities industry. The founding SERI members and IBM Research staff co-led the unveiling of seven new applications across the institute's innovation tracks.
Master inventor Dean Kamen gave the keynote address about his work in bringing clean water and electricity to the developing world. Kamen also encouraged the technology and utility leaders in the audience to share their passions with the next generation of young scientists and engineers and to participate in Dean’s not-for-profit program, FIRST.
Read more about the 2013 Conference.