Space-Time Insight Customer Uses Situational Intelligence Software to More Effectively Deploy Green Energy Sources

Fremont, CA, March 26, 2012 — Space-Time Insight, a provider of next-generation situational intelligence solutions, today announced that its customer, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), has been named by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its use of situational intelligence software to more effectively balance the use of green energy sources against power demand throughout the state of California. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

“There’s no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward.  It ensures an organization’s ability to compete, innovate, communicate and to thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology’s role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. “Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”

The California ISO manages electricity flow across 80 percent of California’s power grid, delivering 286 billion kilowatt-hours annually over 25,000 miles of power lines. Using Space-Time Insight’s software for situational intelligence, the ISO is able to correlate and analyze massive volumes of data from multiple sources—including weather feeds, sensors, metering equipment and more—with intuitive visual and displays that help users see and understand how best to deploy highly variable renewable energy sources, balance power supply and demand, and ensure a safe and reliable grid. This up-to-the-minute insight is critical to the ISO as it works to support California’s ambitious emission-reduction trajectory, which aims to generate 33 percent of the state’s power from renewable sources by 2020.

“We are honored to be named to the 2012 class of Computerworld Honors Laureates for this technology deployment,” said Steve Berberich, President and CEO of the California ISO. “Situational intelligence is key to our ability to maintain a high level of reliability as we integrate thousands of additional megawatts of green power into the grid. Now that we can visualize renewable output in real-time, we are able to make informed decisions that optimize the use of that green power.  This is truly making a positive impact on the environment.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased that the California ISO has been named a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate, and that Space-Time Insight’s situational intelligence solution has played such a large role in their operations strategy,” said Rob Schilling, CEO at Space-Time Insight. We look forward to continuing our support of the California ISO as the organization works towards a greener, more energy efficient future for the country’s most populous state.”

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Coverage of the Computerworld Honors Program will also appear in the June 4, 2012 issue of Computerworld and online at www.computerworld.com.

About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

About the California ISO

The California ISO operates the state’s wholesale transmission grid, providing open and non-discriminatory access supported by a competitive energy market and comprehensive planning efforts.  Partnering with about a hundred client organizations, the nonprofit public benefit corporation is dedicated to the continual development and reliable operation of a modern grid that operates for the benefit of consumers.  The ISO bulk power market allocates space on transmission lines, maintains operating reserves and matches supply with demand. 

About Space-Time Insight

Space-Time Insight transforms the vast quantities of disparate information spreading across organizations, into intuitive visual displays that businesses can use to make informed real-time decisions. From traditional transmission, communications and transportation networks to Smart Grids and Cities, our next-generation situational intelligence solution is making critical infrastructure smarter, safer and more reliable. With Space-Time Insight, enterprises can visualize and analyze their resources across location and time, rapidly respond to disruptions in service, and lower risk while increasing customer satisfaction and profitability. Major organizations around the world rely on our high performance software to gain actionable insights into their businesses and make real-time operational decisions. Space-Time Insight’s partners include Accenture, EMC, HCL, IBM, OSIsoft and SAP.  Space-Time Insight is privately held and based in Fremont, CA.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning web site (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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