West Monroe is a proud exhibitor of the upcoming DISTRIBUTECH International conference, scheduled for January 26 – January 28, 2022, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. DISTRIBUTECH International is the leading annual transmission and distribution event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home.
This 13-track conference brings industry thought-leaders to network, share knowledge and problem solve with utilities and product and service providers. The topics covered are relevant and timely, answering the current call of the market each year.
Join West Monroe throughout the conference to hear from our leaders on a variety of industry topics ranging from data-driven digital utilities to lessons learned on how to make your utility analytics program a juggernaut. Detailed speaking session descriptions can be found below.
On January 26th from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, join West Monroe’s Senior Partner Jeremy Klingel as he chairs four sessions in the data-driven digital utilities track. Sessions in this track will demonstrate thought leadership and best practices that deliver improved utility operations, bolstered bottom lines, and enhanced customer experience.
When: January 26th 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: #143 Exhibit Floor
Con Edison's analytics journey started in response to NY's Reforming Energy Vision initiative and alongside the company's AMI deployment. The Enterprise Data Analytics Platform was designed to provide its internal users with insights from the newly deployed meter functionality and has expanded over time to include additional data sources across different business units in the company. With the data platform, Con Edison launched a vehicle to democratize information. As the organization started to recognize the potential value the platform could provide, the culture of the analytics program shifted from a focus on platform capabilities to the business value enabled by the access to and analysis of centralized data. This shift is supported by strong collaboration across multiple business units together with IT. Today, the Analytics Center of Excellence administers the analytics program with active direction, funding, and support from several business units spanning operations, engineering, and customer experience. The business value-first approach created enormous interest and engagement across the enterprise, yielding several benefits. This presentation will explain Con Edison's analytics journey and report on the benefits it is now realizing.
When: January 27th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: C154, First Level
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), through its Outdoor Lighting (ODL) department, has embarked on a multi-year Smart Lighting Controls Deployment Program to install over 260,000 'smart nodes' on company-maintained streetlights. Through this existing line of business, this technology along with converting outdoor lights to LEDs/smart LEDs has also helped drive conversations with customers on BGE's broader 'Connected Communities' effort, which includes exploring and deploying other technologies as part of the transition to smart cities. This presentation will discuss BGE's program from planning through implementation, including best practices, lessons learned, and how to maximize your utility's investment.