Seth Dunn is director of industry development, power & utilities, at ServiceMax. In this role, he is responsible for defining ServiceMax’s value proposition and go-to-market strategy with GE customers across power generation, transmission & distribution, and renewable energy. Seth joined ServiceMax after 12 years with GE’s Renewable Energy business in a variety of commercial, policy, marketing, and product roles. Prior to GE he researched energy and environmental issues for the Worldwatch Institute. He holds BA, MEM and MBA degrees from Yale University.
The smart grid is by no means a new concept. The idea of evolving the electrical system from a largely one-way flow of electricity from a single source into a multidirectional flow with multiple connected sources distributed along the network has existed in... Read more
This year I’ve had the opportunity to listen to GE customers who operate a wide range of power plant equipment. From gas to hydro to wind power, these asset operators are grappling with a dizzying array of changes in their industry — from decarbonization and... Read more
During the past six months I’ve had the opportunity to meet, interact with and listen to many GE utility customers, partners and analysts. From these industry events, user conferences and meetings a few key themes have emerged. Here are my top five: 1. Storm Response... Read more
It’s a golden age for solar software. Whether for automating permitting, detecting issues or sourcing new customers, solar companies are increasingly clamoring for digital solutions. I recently participated in the GTM Solar Software Summit, where the rich variety of... Read more
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a hot topic in the wind industry these days, and for good reason. Unplanned downtime typically accounts for more than 50 percent of a wind project’s operations and maintenance costs. A catastrophic gearbox failure can result... Read more
Utility workers are the unsung heroes of the electricity system that keeps our lights on. They are most visible when dealing with power outages, as in the wake of the relentless parade of hurricanes this past fall or the recent winter storm Grayson “bombogenesis.” The... Read more
Electricity is something many people don’t think about until the power goes out. And yet it is the lifeblood of our economies, powering factories, buildings—and, increasingly, our modes of transportation. As we have seen in the wake of Harvey, the consequences of... Read more