SAS is fortifying innovation in the utilities industry by supporting the
new Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC).
launched by the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, works to expand
the region's potential in smart grid, advanced transportation, water
technologies, renewable energy and energy efficiency by bringing
together the collective power of industry, government and academia, also
known as the "triple-helix" model. SAS joins Duke Energy, ABB,
Schneider, Siemens, Power Secure, Field2Base, Sensus and Power Analytics
as founders of the RTCC.
"We are pleased that SAS is helping lead the development of the Research
Triangle's world-class cleantech cluster," said Lee Anne Nance, senior
vice president of strategic initiatives with the Research Triangle
Regional Partnership. "SAS' role in cleantech, along with its proven
innovation and creativity, is a tremendous asset to the RTCC as we
sustain and grow our cleantech economy."
"This is a transformational time for the utilities industry, which must
analyze the tsunami of data it produces to realize the efficiencies and
savings a more intelligent grid will achieve," said Tim Fairchild, SAS
Global Utilities Practice Director. Fairchild will represent SAS on the
RTCC board of directors. "Powerful SAS® Analytics coupled
with the innovation and leadership SAS' utilities customers already
exhibit will help make smart grid a reality in the Research Triangle and
beyond. SAS firmly believes in the triple-helix model, and we look
forward to collaborating with the other founding members to achieve the
SAS, the leader in business
analytics software and services, has worked with utilities companies
since its beginning in 1976.
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in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS
helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and
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