by Wayne Bishop Jr.
I just returned from DistribuTECH in New Orleans and as usual, I came home with all kinds of practical information relating to our industry. Having attended DistribuTECH for nearly 20 years, I’m always impressed with the vast amount of presentations made on distribution automation, data analytics, asset management, DER’s, grid resiliency, smart cities, and microgrids. The wild card in our industry currently seems to be energy storage. The amount of exhibitors and presentations on this subject seems to grown each year. Utilities have had to reinvent themselves. Remember when utility customers were referred to as “ratepayers” and they paid their monthly “light bill”? Times have indeed changed! One thing that hason’t changed is DistribuTECH’s commitment to technical topics and information that you can immediately implement at your utility. I can hardly wait till 2020 when DTECH goes back to San Antonio.
If topics such smart cities, DER’s, microgrids, and distribution automation interest you, then consider continuing the conversation at OMICRON’s 4th Annual Recloser and Distribution Automation Workshop being held on April 3-4, 2019 in Houston Texas.
Attendees will hear more than 20 industry expert speakers presenting on topics such as:
- ComEd’s Recloser and Distribution Automation program
- Recloser Control: Beyond the Obvious
- Implementation of a “Smart Cities” program
- Trends, Challenges and Solutions for Automation of Distribution Systems with Distributed Energy Resources
- Analytics and Automation for Distributed Energy Resources (DER’s) at Entergy
- Deeper dive into microgrids
This seminar is unique in our industry because it brings together all of the leading Reclosers and Recloser Control manufacturers along with utilities to share their experiences and knowledge in reclosers, testing, and distribution automation. In addition, attendees will earn valuable NETA CTD’s (Continuing Technical Development Credits).
To view the agenda and register, please visit: www.omicronenergy.com/recloser. The registration deadline is March 15, 2019 and seats are limited. The registration fee includes course material, breakfast, breaks, lunch, Continuing Technical Development Credits (NETA CTD’s), Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and networking reception.