Why an Active Grid Demands Greater Collaboration

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Utilities have been on a digitization journey for many years, but it’s now time for a transformational step change. Namely, an evolution to a decentralized, collaborative model over traditional, centralized command and control models—where edge, mobile and cloud solutions are used to redesign utility business processes and operational practices.

Distributed generation, renewables, smart grids, storage and prosumers are accelerating the rate of change as well as creating a new level of complexity to manage—traditional command and control operational models can only get utilities so far. It’s time to move away from the operational models of the past—it’s time for a paradigm shift to meet the new level of change and complexity required to manage the active grid. The active grid of today and tomorrow demands greater collaboration—from the control room out to the field and the grid edge—for utilities to successfully meet the challenges of grid modernization and digital transformation.

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David Daly

About the Speaker:

David (Dave) Daly is a product director in Distribution & Grid Modernization, with global responsibility for GE’s Advanced Distribution Management Solutions.

Dave has over twenty years of experience in utility control solutions, focused on distribution management. At GE, Dave has held various leadership roles across product management, engineering, project delivery and customer services. Prior to joining GE, Dave worked at ASCADA & IBM as a software engineer.

Dave holds a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, UK.


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