Jan. 26, 2022 - Jan. 28, 2022 | Event

DISTRIBUTECH International

Join West Monroe at DISTRIBUTECH 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

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When:

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

- Friday, January 28, 2022

Where:

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center l Dallas, TX

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. 


Be sure to visit West Monroe at booth #2841 in the exhibitor hall! 

Session 1: Data-Driven Digital Utilities

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. 


  • Session 1: Enterprise AI: Case Studies in Digital Transformation l C140, First Level 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Session 2: A Case Study on the Use of Historic Irradiance Profiles to Improve Distribution Planning and DG Integration l C140, First Level 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 
  • Session 3: Predictive Maintenance of Underground Cable System l C140, First Level 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 
  • Session 4: AI Powered Asset Management and Inspections To Help Reduce the Risk of Wildfire, Increase Efficiency and Enhance Safety l C140, First Level 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Session 2: How to Make Your Utility Analytics Program a Juggernaut: Lessons Learned from Con Edison

Session Logistics:

When: January 26th 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: #143 Exhibit Floor

Session Overview:

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. 


Featured Speakers: 

  • Dan Smilowitz, Head of Analytics Center of Excellence – Con Edison 
  • Greg Player, Director, Energy & Utilities – West Monroe 

Session 3: BGE Smart Lighting Controls Deployment Program

Session Logistics: 

When: January 27th 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: C154, First Level

Session Overview:

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. 


Featured speakers: 

  • Eric Barger, Principal Project Manager, Outdoor Lighting & Program Manager for Smart Streetlights Deployment Program - Baltimore Gas & Electric
  • Padma Tata, Manager, Energy & Utilities - West Monroe 
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