DistribuTECH 2020: Data and engineering for the rapidly evolving power grid

DISTRIBUTECH International | January 07, 2020

As today’s power grid rapidly evolves, it has become abundantly obvious that there is both great potential and great risk inherent in the process.  Much of our future success or failure will depend on the steps we take today to think about and plan for tomorrow’s grid. At Electric Power Engineers, we believe these rapidly occurring developments will require a major re-design of our future grid, at multiple levels.  We need to identify what data we want and when we want it, how we will analyze it, and what we intend to do with the results. EPE has been a leading pioneer in the area of data and analysis for decades.  We’ve helped our utility clients and resource developers address challenges across the grid, ranging from interconnection studies, to power system planning exercises, to the evaluation of distributed assets as an optimized virtual power plant.  We know that to maintain leadership in this field, we must keep investing and pushing the frontiers to build better, modular and easy-to-use tools that will help clients identify and take action on the critical variables that matter.

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