Digital transformation from
the field to the boardroom:
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The grid has never been simple and ironically, as new technologies come along to make energy safer and more reliable, they also introduce new challenges. Which technologies are best for your grid? What’s the best way to incorporate these technologies? How do you ensure that you’re getting the most from the technologies that you do introduce?
If these questions sound familiar, please join us for our new webinar series, “Digital transformation from the field to the boardroom.” In this six-part series, from September to December, we’ll explore the future of digital distribution, energy storage services, critical grid operations, digital boardrooms and more.
These informative, engaging and interactive sessions will be led by our industry experts, each with a wealth of experience across a multitude of disciplines. As well as gaining crucial knowledge, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversations designed to address the difficult challenges you face today.
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Establishing the pathway for the digital distribution utility
The path to becoming truly digital follows a maturity curve with predictable stages of progression. By combining our deep industry knowledge with our expansive breadth of utility-focused solutions, Hitachi ABB Power Grids has developed a multi-layered approach to digitalization that results in vastly improved operations and significantly increased organizational and customer benefits for distribution utilities. Join us to learn how distribution utilities can accelerate the integration of cutting-edge technologies within prevailing systems, while also responding successfully to the challenges faced during the digital transformation journey.
Webinar Date/Time: On-Demand (Aired September 16, 2020)
Presenters: Theodoros Oikonomou, Gary Rackliffe, Kalina Barboutov, Graham Baldwin
Enabling a stronger, smarter and greener distribution grid
Starting from the field, the focus is to increase asset visibility and grid reliability. By adding automation on the device layer, utilities improve efficiency and convert the information from analog to digital format. This step is fundamental in providing asset data for more advanced applications, like analytics in higher layers. The applications found at this level can be as diverse as deployment of an AMI and simple monitoring and control of the primary equipment, to more complex actions such as like integration and monitoring of DERs. In this webinar, we discuss the move towards a self-healing, flexible, fully controllable, cost-effective and efficient distribution grid.
Webinar Date/Time: On-Demand (Aired September 30, 2020)
Presenter: Peter Kreutzer, Christian Glocker, Theodoros Oikonomou, Frank Cornelius
Unlocking new benefits & enhancing resiliency: energy storage services for the digital distribution utility
Energy storage systems can remove load from the power grid to avoid or defer new power capacity investments. They do this by either reducing peak demand (which is especially important at present, given that DSOs cannot predict the load due to the uptake of EVs or large consumers who have installed PV, etc.), or by reducing system load growth, while simultaneously improving network reliability and availability and lowering consumer rates. Join this webinar to learn more about the impact of energy storage on distribution utilities!
Webinar Date/Time: On-Demand (Aired 7 October 2020)
Presenters: John Glassmire, Hamideh Bitaraf, Gary Rackliffe, Theodoros Oikonomou
The role of multi-application communication networks in digital distribution utilities
The growing number and variety of applications utilized by digital distribution utilities (DDUs) has resulted in multiple parallel networks serving a single application each. Over time, the cost and complexity of managing and expanding such an infrastructure increases substantially. In order to meet the requirements of different applications, a hybrid digital communications architecture is needed, one that effectively leverages a range of different technologies.
In this session, we explore a typical DDU environment, its application needs, and how different technologies in a hybrid network can be deployed in the same ecosystem. We present an approach designed to leverage strengths and mitigate weaknesses in order to deliver flexible, scalable and economical mission critical communications.
Webinar Date/Time: On-Demand (Aired 28 October 2020)
Presenters: Kalina Barboutov, Bo Nilsson, Theodoros Oikonomou, Thorsten Scholz, Eugenio Lucente
How to manage mission-critical grid operations in real time with confidence
Most distribution utilities are regulated and incentivized to deliver secure, safe and reliable power to the consumers, while an associated control center ensures the reliable, safe, and efficient operation of the interconnected electrical power system. The distribution utility remotely monitors and controls distribution networks and loads from a control center; it also communicates with field crews and interacts with customers.
Join us as we discuss how to modernize grid operations and improve outage response, how to ensure complete visibility of your grid across the traditional boundaries of transmission and distribution networks, and how to develop integrated operations for unified network management.
Webinar Date/Time: On-Demand (Aired on 12 November 2020)
Presenters: William Peterson, Gary Rackliffe, Rui Da-Silva, Theodoros Oikonomou
Digital boardrooms: decision-making intelligence for digital utilities
The operations center is the central command and control operation of a distribution utility; its ultimate objective is to improve the effectiveness of the organization as whole. Today, analytics are being applied to drive both asset and grid performance. Comprehensive access across disparate IT/OT systems can enable better situational awareness, decision-making intelligence and quick action. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to generate new insights into digital field information and how to forge new frontiers in business intelligence.
Webinar Date/Time:On-Demand (Aired on 2 December 2020)
Presenters:Graham Baldwin, Theodoros Oikonomou, Gary Rackliffe, Moritz von Plate, Andy Baker