Burns & McDonnell Game Changers webinar seriesKeeping up with evolving technology, changing regulations and other pertinent utility industry information is no easy task—and that’s where the Game Changers webinar series can help. A partnership between Burns & McDonnell, GE and Transmission & Distribution World magazine, the 2012 webinar series explores innovative technologies, ideas and practices that are changing how power is delivered and used.

The next session will be on March 22 and explores the world of 3-D substation design. Utilities are facing a transmission and distribution building boom of historic proportions, and many are looking for technology, tools and processes that will improve efficiency, help control costs and realize new levels of quality on these projects.

During the webinar, representatives of American Electric Power will discuss the utility’s early investigations into 3-D technology, which resulted in the development of new 3-D standard cells and the eventual design and construction of a new greenfield 138-kV substation using 3-D tools.

Throughout the year, Burns & McDonnell will host several webinars that explore a variety of topics, including 3-D Design, solar, electric vehicle charging stations, Smart Grid communications and marine renewables, to name a few. Each session will give participants a detailed look at some of the most important topics affecting the power industry so that they can stay up-to-date and informed.

If you’re interested in the upcoming webinar, register online. And if you miss a session, presentations are available to watch on-demand. The 2011 webinar series is also available on-demand, and includes a series of nine episodes that explored innovative technologies and ideas that are changing how power is delivered and used by examining topics such as large battery storage, smart metering/advanced metering infrastructure, asset optimization and bringing together utility operations and IT for Smart Grid success.

We hope you’ll join us for the 2012 webinar series, which is scheduled to run through November. If you have any questions, please contact Burns & McDonnell’s event coordinator, Kim Mulkey.