Date: Tuesday, February 27 | 10:30 - 11: 30 AM
As utilities and electric grid operators modernize operations and infrastructure to support the energy transition, many leaders are exploring new capabilities to enhance grid reliability and resiliency. This panel, featuring utility leaders, a system operator, and a policymaker, shares perspectives on unlocking innovation and driving digital transformation toward a cleaner, more resilient energy future. Hear about the bold steps required to reinvent the electric grid through cloud-based applications such as advanced analytics, outage management, distributed energy resource management, virtual power plants, grid simulation and planning, and market operations, and explore the role of the consumer and transformative technologies like generative AI. Most importantly, the panelists discuss opportunities to apply cybersecurity strategies, regulatory considerations, and approaches for integrating legacy IT/OT systems with cloud architectures.