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A question we often see posed by a growing number of analyst
reports and articles - Why can’t utilities be more like Netflix or Amazon? Ie.
Why can’t utilities be more customer-centric and adaptable to new technologies?
However, do we really want that?
Firms in the water utilities space are constantly innovating
to improve safety, cut costs, and improve operational efficiency. Climate
change and other unknowns have created major challenges for the water utility
industry as it attempts to remain resilient amidst rising energy costs and an
Martin Provencher is the OSIsoft Industry Principal for
Mining, Metals and Materials. His deep industry knowledge comes from positions
at Aluminerie Alouette, a large aluminum smelter located in Quebec, Canada, as
the Information Technology & Automation Manager and, later, as the
Operations & Maintenance Manager for Casthouse and Production
Services. We sat down with Martin to talk all things industry – what’s
going on, what’s going to happen, and how does digital factor into it all?
ArcelorMittal Mines Canada G.P. (AMEM) is an integrated pit-to-port business that mines, processes, and
delivers iron ore products to the international steel market. With activities in both the mining and primary
processing sectors, the company has impressive facilities in Québec, on the north
shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. They’ve
been a PI System user for over 20 years, and in those years they’ve gone from
working hard to working smart in a big way.