Rick Cutter, Managing Director for Cloud for Utilities will be speaking at this years Energy Thought Summit 2018.
The Cloud: CapEx versus OpEx
Wednesday, March 28 • 2:45pm – 3:30pm
The digitalization of the electric grid is driving adoption of new applications and software platforms supported by the cloud. What used to be an industry focused on capital expenditures for physical assets is transitioning to one focused on mission-critical Software as a Service (SaaS) technologies. How do utilities account for cloud-based software platforms leveraged by their organizations? Should it be a capital expense? Should it be an O&M expense? This panel discusses:
- Mission critical cloud-based software platforms and applications for utilities
- The role regulators play in accounting for software platforms
- The capitalization of cloud technology for utility business models while keeping a low OpEx