Are Utilities Ready for the Energy Systems of the Future?
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 12PM - 1PM
Room: 28A, Upper Level
Today’s energy utilities are becoming increasingly data-driven enterprises. Data analytics is essential to improve operations and drive decarbonization. Utilities have to manage a diverse set of generation assets, enable close to real-time data analytics across transmission and distribution, and empower consumers’ active participation. They use predictive analytics to identify equipment before it fails, determine the highest fire risk areas, and flag circuits susceptible to weather-related outages.
Industrial-scale wind and solar, grid-edge technologies such as photovoltaics, storage, and vehicle-to-grid integration have rapidly proliferated. Utilities are therefore increasingly turning to agile, cloud-based programs to manage these diverse assets, strengthen grid reliability and improve operational safety and efficiency. Orchestration across the energy value chain is more complex than ever, and future energy systems will be producing an immense amount of data. Those utilities that know how to collect data and leverage data analytics are leading the way in innovations.
This panel of utility and technology executives will share perspectives on real-world projects that unlock growth, innovation, and acceleration toward a cleaner, transformative energy future.
- Rolf Gibbels, Head of Worldwide Utilities, Amazon Web Services
- Shailesh Manga, Cheif Operating Officer, Vector Technology Solutions
- John Pressley, Director, Clean Energy Digital Strategy & Engineering, Duke Energy
- Ben Gordon, CIO & Chief Digital Officer, Sempra Energy