Distribution automation promises to deliver widespread benefits of improved reliability, fault detection, and optimized grid efficiency. And indeed the market for DA is poised for growth, with revenues forecasted to increase from $2.7 billion in 2010 to $10.4 billion by 2014, according to Pike Research.
In transforming and automating the electric distribution system, advanced communication networks and AMI networks help dynamically control and optimize grid-level efficiencies. These networks also deliver significant volumes of new data that can help utilities improve grid reliability and power “uptime” statistics such as CAIDI; assist in analysis of AMI network performance issues; and manage a proliferation of devices that can communicate in the Smart Grid.
In this onsite meeting, industry experts discuss the solutions available for distribution automation and the opportunities for data analytics and business intelligence to help utilities manage AMI and advanced communications infrastructure.
What are the business justifications for implementing data analytics solutions for AMI and communications networks?
Identify challenges for utility power and communication networks to be effectively managed.
Understanding the technologies and options for automated distribution communication (i.e. peer-to-peer versus centralized).
What opportunities exist for data management and analytics to improve reliability and support interoperable communication networks?
Aclara, Andy Zetlan, VP Product Management
PreClarity, Bob Becklund, Co-Founder and Principal
Tropos Networks, Narasimha Chari, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Stanford University, Dr. Amit Narayan, Director of Smart Grid Research in Modeling & Simulation
Smart Grid Library,Christine Hertzog, Managing Director
Location: Orange Labs, 801 Gateway Blvd. Suite 500, South San Francisco, CA, 94080
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25 people will attend this meeting, among them
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Firetide Director Product Management
Wells Fargo VP
Firetide VP Marketing Communications
Bradley Consultings Principal
KEMA Dir Client Services Key Acocunt Management
Nexant, Inc VP
Trilliant Product Manager
Huawei Director of Business Development
Smart Grid Library Managing Director
Itron Senior Manager
eVgo Project Manager/ Site Developer
CPUC Analyst, Emerging Technologies
Energy Central VP
Accenture Sr. Manager
IEEE Spectrum senior editor
Powerzoa Founder, COO
Wavepoint Ventures Managing Director
GE Energy Principal
Clean Coalition Executive Director
Schneider Electric Synergies | Smart Infrastructure | Electric Utilities
RHA Inc. Smart Grid Strategist
Green Charge Networks Director of Software Development