Smart Grid technology and implementation not only provide a welcome upgrade for utility infrastructure — it also improves the quality of service and reliability for utility customers.
And just as other forms of technology generate data and analytics, Smart Grid technology is no exception. In our next Game Changers webinar on June 25, Rich Gordus, ComEd’s Smart Grid manager, will discuss how the company uses grid analytics to track the real-time asset health of key power system components.
Rich will also address how ComEd’s Smart Grid technology will be installed as part of the Energy Infrastructure and Modernization Act in Illinois. As a result, this installation is expected to redefine ComEd’s utility operations, defining the crucial relationship between operations and information technology, what tools are used by operations to evaluate key infrastructure components, and where grid analytics are headed.
The webinar is one in a series of episodes that will be produced throughout 2012. The Game Changers webinar is the result of a partnership among Burns & McDonnell, GE and Transmission & Distribution World magazine. The online resources explore a number of pertinent industry topics including Smart Grid communications, distributed solar solutions and marine renewables, to name a few.
If you’re interested in the upcoming webinar, register online. And don’t worry — if you can’t make it to the presentation, they’re available to access at your leisure and watch on-demand. Topics included in the series so far include 3D substation design, electric vehicle charging stations and sustainable substation design.
Speaking of on-demand, the entire Game Changers 2011 webinar series is available, too. You’ll have access to nine episodes that explored innovative technologies and ideas that are changing how power is delivered and used. Topics included large battery storage, smart metering/advanced metering infrastructure, asset optimization and uniting utility operations and IT for Smart Grid success.
The 2012 series is scheduled to run through November. If you have any questions, please contact our event coordinator, Kim Mulkey.
If you attend this month’s webinar, please stop back by and let us know what you thought!
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