Webcasts

Cybersecurity

September 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT

In today’s constantly connected world, most would agree the need for cybersecurity is real and growing. Trends like IIoT, Big Data and Digitalization continue to open the electric utility industry to more possibilities, more efficiency, but also more risk. With deep security, networking and substation expertise, we understand the challenges and importance of defining and achieving security goals in an already demanding industry.

T&D

September 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMTModern utilities have huge volumes of data that can be used to achieve asset optimization and risk management. Data is sourced from many areas—SCADA and devices, human operations, customer interactions, regulatory criteria, disparate software systems, and many others. Learn how take advantage of this valuable data and create value in your organization.
Energy Storage

August 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

Pumped storage hydropower makes up the vast majority of all installed grid-scale energy storage capacity worldwide. This technology is ideally positioned to support the integration of intermittent renewables (wind and solar) into the electric grid, which is growing exponentially worldwide. Join us for this webcast where representatives of companies that own, support or are developing pumped storage plants globally will provide their perspectives on this important topic – and its future.

Communication Technology

July 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 8:00 AM PDT / 3:00 PM GMT

In May 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took action to make six MHz of low-band spectrum available for the development of critical wireless broadband technologies and services. This long-awaited proposal aims to modernize the 900 MHz spectrum band so utilities can deploy private, secure LTE networks across their infrastructure to enhance grid cybersecurity and modernize the aging power grid. 
Please join us for this informative webcast.

Energy Storage

This event was recorded June 26, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Contractors and their utility partners must deal with the cybersecurity challenges, considering the remote nature of planning work in this new era. Beyond COVID-19, EPCs and utilities are navigating new paths and new types of generation projects. How do RFPs for utility-scale wind and energy storage projects address gaps between full and partial wrap? Summer weather-fire dangers? What are key differences between EPC for renewables vs. conventional thermal plants? And, with the former, how do contractors and project leaders handle reverse flow issues?

News

This event was recorded June 9, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Join ABB’s industry experts John Glassmire and Stanislav Cherevatskiy for an online discussion on BESS. The webinar will focus on high-value services such as virtual synchronous generator, black start and virtual inertia, among others. Learn to replicate the ESCRI success story in your network!

Smart Grid

This event was recorded June 2, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

This webcast will present how VPI Charge quickly configured and deployed LocusView’s digital as-builting solution to its construction crews who were collecting data within 4 hours of in-field training. VPI Charge now regularly collects digital as-built data with a mobile application and high-accuracy GPS providing improved construction efficiency, real-time construction oversight and optimized project costs.

T&D

This event was recorded May 13, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

In this webcast, electric utility executives will talk about the challenges of ensuring the health of their essential workers while also keeping their operations running smoothly. They will discuss what has worked, as well as what adjustments were necessary.

T&D

This event was recorded April 22, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

The worlds of engineering technology (ET), information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) are quickly drawing closer. With open, connected data environments, digital twins are accelerating product and process development, optimizing performance, and enabling predictive maintenance. Every infrastructure segment is advancing digitally, on project sites, in smart buildings and plants and in utilities and cities. Companies are using digital twins in a number of industries, making it easier to design and operate complex products and processes. And as each utility’s digital strategy evolves, digital twins can become a real and executable thing.

Cybersecurity

This event was recorded at DISTRIBUTECH International on January 28, 2020 and is now available for on demand viewing.

AWS’s Rolf Gibbels moderates a panel of utility Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Digital Architects (CDAs), and grid security experts exploring the core security and business case foundation for utility cloud adoption. Whether you’re just preparing your cloud transformation roadmap or have already begun the journey, this panel will help you accelerate from a secure and proven foundation.