Utilities are currently upgrading existing systems and deploying new ones to optimize reliability, resiliency and outage management; address security concerns; and maintain reliable operations as distributed energy resources are added to the grid.
Some utilities are already discovering limitations in the systems they have deployed, while other leading-edge companies are exploring next-generation solutions. Such initiatives are generally being taken using an evolutionary rather than “big bang” approach, seeking incremental benefits through more effective management of the existing network, while simultaneously developing new management and control strategies to address emerging challenges.
Explore how the wealth of data and analytics used to optimize operations are opening up new value-oriented ways to operate the grid and, in combination with evolving regulation, how they will also help drive the next wave of investment in smart grid.
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