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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 lunches, to receptions, as well as vast audio improvements.
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.
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.
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, 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.
While grid-edge technologies are getting more sophisticated, there has been a growing popularity in customers seizing opportunities to lower their energy bills—making their homes and businesses smarter, greener and more energy efficient. 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.
If it’s brand new and has the potential to disrupt, or enhance the utility business—it will be presented at this hub. Presentations will include topics involving 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.
Initiate! is our very own platform for startups, students, young professionals and established professionals to share ideas and innovations.
The need for innovation and change in the industry is apparent and happening and Initiate! is the place, where these discussions can take place.
Initiate! looks at acquiring new talents or forming new partnerships to create positive change. The Initiate! programme stimulates this change by including all players in the eco-system – all with the intention to catapult the industry forward.