Kurt West

Kurt West
With a wide range of experience in the water and energy sectors, Kurt brings an outstanding set of skills to Utility Cloud. His specialty? Techno-economic optimization. Prior to joining Utility Cloud, Kurt served as Business Development and Sales Manager at Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions in the Boston area. In addition, he’s launched, managed, and scaled several successful businesses—including renewable energy and drone robotics companies— with a proven track record of delivering results in dynamic environments. Kurt works with our customers to find new and innovative uses for Utility Cloud. He earned a B.S. in financial information and analytics (with great distinction) from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.
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How Coronavirus Will Create a Surge in Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Posted by Kurt West on Mar 23, 2020 4:15:00 PM

Impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic are more wide-ranging than one might think -- one small, but very disruptive impact is that it could end up causing problems in the country's sewage system.

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Topics: Utility asset management

Improve coordination between billing and work orders

Posted by Kurt West on Mar 12, 2020 12:32:00 PM

From shut ons, shutoffs, and customer communication to capturing unbilled work and understanding water leakage, billing systems and work order management makes for a critical integration.                          

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Topics: Utility work management

Why You Need a Utility Asset Management Plan

Posted by Kurt West on Mar 6, 2020 12:05:34 PM

Utility asset management plans provide utility managers with information on assets and investments in order to effectively make decisions. Plans should include an inventory of assets, their condition and performance, and any future maintenance.        

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Topics: Utility asset management

What to Consider When Creating an Asset Management Plan for Water Utilities

Posted by Kurt West on Feb 28, 2020 12:37:00 PM

Developing an asset management plan for water utilities requires a long-term strategy and the engagement of the leadership. This plan will serve as a cornerstone for an effective asset management system for utilities -- a roadmap for your objectives.       

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Topics: Utility asset management

Making Hydrant Flushing Operations Easy with Cloud-Based Solutions

Posted by Kurt West on Jan 4, 2020 10:32:00 AM

Managing your upcoming spring hydrant flushing process can be a challenging job, especially if your department still uses a paper-based process or an on-premise software solution instead of a cloud for utilities. 

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Topics: Utility asset management

How Cloud-Based Water Utility Asset Management Software Can Improve Effectiveness

Posted by Kurt West on Nov 15, 2019 12:16:00 PM

Water utilities provide vital resources and services for our cities and towns. 

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Topics: Water asset management

5 Best Practices for Utility Compliance: How to Avoid Regulatory Violations

Posted by Kurt West on Oct 20, 2019 1:13:00 PM

Utilities  are required to retrieve, compile and integrate data from multiple sources across geography, teams, contract ors, systems with accurate, up-to-date information on their day-to-day operations. With so many moving parts, how do you stay compliant and avoid regulations?

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Topics: Utility asset management

10 water asset management practices that hurt productivity

Posted by Kurt West on Sep 26, 2019 12:05:00 PM

Water system operators face many challenges managing their daily operations and maintenance  processes if they haven’t kept up with the current best practices of water asset management.

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Topics: Water asset management

What to look for in a utility work management software solution

Posted by Kurt West on Jul 14, 2019 3:23:00 PM

Sooner or later it will happen. Your wet utility will reach a point where you need to automate your operations and maintenance process.  

It may be because you’ve outgrown your paper form and manual process capacity. It could be because you’re at your wits’ end at how inefficient your current methods are. It might even be because data inaccuracies produced a compliance alarm.

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Topics: Utility work management

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