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The lesson of Texas – and a new program states can use to quickly fund the distributed energy storage solution

If we learn anything from the Texas blackouts, and the death and suffering that have resulted, it should be this: distributed resilient solar+storage systems are no longer a luxury – they are an essential tool to protect citizens from power outages, and modernize the grid so outages become less frequent and severe.

How Edge Computing Complements Cellular Connectivity

March 18, 2021 at 11 AM EDT / 10 AM CDT / 8 AM PDT / 3 PM GMT

Power utilities and other energy-related organizations have long made use of cellular connectivity in their operations. They use it to monitor power continuity, balance loads, ensure public safety and enable the smart grid. Capturing data at the edge of the network is a significant part of that cellular strategy. But uploading all of the data from the field can be overkill, since so many of the readings are virtually identical. This “heartbeat data” makes a strong case for edge computing models that can distinguish between data that says “all is well” and conditions that demand your attention. This webinar will explore ways that organizations can implement edge computing technology to increase their network efficiency while lowering costs.

Leveraging Technology to Optimize Your Utility & Grid Workforce Management and Improve Customer Satisfaction

March 4, 2021 at 11 AM EST / 10 AM CST / 8 AM PST / 4 PM GMT

Field service management is a crucial issue in today’s power and utility landscapes, as companies are measured on their customer engagement, communication and, most of all, duration of outages both planned and unplanned. When an electric utility’s scheduling and engagement is not efficient it can impact the bottom line. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Implementing sophisticated software solutions can help address these challenges. Join our webinar to learn more.

The Future of Distribution Grids – Two Visions, A World Apart

February 25, 2021 at 4 PM EST / 3 PM CST / 1 PM PST / 9 PM GMT

Two mid-sized utilities – Louisville Gas & Electric/ Kentucky Utilities in the U.S. and United Energy in Australia – discuss the evolving role of ADMS and adjacent technologies like mobile and DERMS in their grid modernization initiatives to drive operational excellence.

Sustainability games: A solution for residential demand response

A new approach is to transform load flexibility into a fun, educational, profitable, and competitive “sustainability game” that is linked to real world electrical power usage. Homeowners gain insight and appreciation for their power usage while winning valuable points and awards.

What went wrong and what can we learn from TX, Calif., and other electricity...

If we have learned anything from the events of this past week, it’s that we still have a lot to learn when it comes...

Has privatization failed Texas utility customers?

Relative electricity prices have increased dramatically, and dangerously lower electrical system reliability is the result of Texas electric utility deregulation in 2002

Six power and utilities trends to watch in 2021

As 2021 unfolds, utility management teams should be watching the following six trends.

New year, new grid? What 2020 taught us about distribution system operation and what...

What did 2020 tell us about distribution system operation and what changed? Which of these changes were the natural result of long-term trends and which were caused or moulded by the unique events of 2020? And, given all that, what can we expect (and hope) for 2021?

Top three trends in smart metering for 2021

Smart metering has become a top IoT technology to address COVID-19 challenges and is expected to continue in 2021.

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