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Knowledge Hubs

These fully scheduled, multi-location presentation programs on the exhibitions floor are free and open to all DISTRIBUTECH International attendees. Due to the success of the 2019 introduction of the Knowledge Hubs, for 2020 the experiences are not only set to have an expanded footprint growing 3x in size, but each will also accommodate niche networking events from lunch to receptions as well as vast audio improvements.

Decarbonizing the grid

Decarbonizing the Grid

With so many state and local low-carbon energy goals, what are the technologies, methodologies, processes and programs being used to make today’s grid greener? Sessions in this hub explore solar PV, low-carbon distributed energy resources, energy efficiency and microgrids and the impacts they are having on the grid.

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Featured Headliner

Julia Hamm
President and CEO

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Digitializing the grid

Digitalizing the Grid

Enormous amounts of data are being collected every moment but what do we do with it? These knowledge hub sessions explore how data analytics are being applied to advanced metering infrastructure, distribution automation, substation automation, asset management, cybersecurity and more in order to improve utility operations.

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e-Mobility and smart cities

e-Mobility and Smart Cities

Each year, more and more cities are creating connected communities with engaged citizens and utility initiatives often play a key role in this transformation. In the same fashion, as our transportation system becomes electrified, again, utilities will be at the center of it all. Sessions in this hub explore topics like vehicle-to-grid, smart infrastructure, charging stations, communication systems and much more.

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Expanding the grid

Expanding the Grid

Grid-edge technologies are getting more sophisticated and growing in popularity as customers seize opportunities to lower their energy bills and make their homes and businesses smarter, more energy efficient or greener. Many of these technologies can also help grid operators but how can utilities take advantage of them? Sessions in this hub explore grid-edge and communication technologies plus customer engagement in the ever-growing grid.

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Innovative and emerging technologies

Innovative and Emerging Technologies

If it’s brand new and has the potential to disrupt or enhance the utility business, it will be presented in this hub. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine learning, augmented reality, drones, reality modeling, 3D imaging, and more: if you’re just starting to hear about it, we’ll explore it in-depth in this hub.

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