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DistribuTECH: "Distributed Intelligence: How Real-time Edge Computing is a Game-Changer for Grid Modernization & Consumer Engagement"

Start:  5/23/2022

End:  5/23/2022

Location:  Dallas, TX

Type:  Speaker

Presenter:  Paul Jones, Senior Director of Operational Smart Grids, Avangrid; Bert Lutje Berenbroek, CEO, NET2GRID; Ty Roberts, Vice President of Marketing—Networked Solutions, Itron

Primary Contact:  Becca Jones


Join Paul Jones, Senior Director of Operational Smart Grids at Avangrid, Bert Lutje Berenbroek, CEO of NET2GRID, and Ty Roberts, Vice President of Marketing—Networked Solutions of Itron on Wednesday, January 26 from 10:30am-11:30am CT in booth #1509 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (Dallas, TX) in the Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub for "Distributed Intelligence: How Real-time Edge Computing is a Game-Changer for Grid Modernization & Consumer Engagement".

Distributed intelligence (DI) is a utility-facing innovation that reimagines the meter as an edge compute device on the utility’s IoT network, which is critical for grid modernization and consumer engagement. Distributed intelligence platforms provide unparalleled knowledge and real-time information by deploying edge intelligence in concert with traditional back-office analytic capabilities to accurately control and manage the grid and enhance customer engagement. These platforms are scalable, resilient and secure, delivering management and control capabilities for an increasingly complex distribution grid—and, they are deployed in the field today.

This panel of experts will discuss, in detail, real-world examples of how DI is modernizing the grid and enhancing consumer engagement. In terms of grid modernization, utilities are embarking on distributed intelligence by assessing residential neutral fault detection, theft detection and high impedance detection applications that help support a solid business case, prove the value of DI, and translate into benefits.

In addition to grid modernization, this panel will cover the changing dynamic between utilities and their customers; in particular consumers’ increasing expectation to play more meaningful roles in achieving energy conservation goals as well as lower energy costs. This panel will explore what is important to customers and how utility investments equip their customers with information to realize the benefits.

All the innovation needed to drive grid modernization and next-generation consumer engagement could not be possible without an open platform on which any developer can create value. The panel will include perspectives on how a comprehensive ecosystem of third-party solutions enables the broadest possible value creation for consumers and utilities alike.
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