March 11, 2020

In an era of Distributed Energy Resources, utilities increasingly leverage analytical solutions | Four reasons to consider digital twins in utilities

by Teresa Elliott, Industry Marketing Director, Bentley Systems Grid transformation, digital advancement, and delivering safe and reliable power are not mutually exclusive efforts. To become a data-driven grid operator, utilities must advance digitally and in concert with ongoing operations. However, information silos can limit collaboration and hinder integrated planning. Utilities need to access the data…

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March 4, 2020

Digital twins set to transform asset management

Digital twin technology is revolutionising the utility industry, offering utilities the chance to move towards real-time asset management – utilising predictive rather than reactive maintenance schedules – and test out an infinite range of “what-if?” scenarios. Here, Leah Moss of CSIRO’s Data61 discusses the applications, implications and opportunities surrounding digital twins. Ahead of her presentation…

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November 22, 2019

AEMO should be given a significant capital injection and expanded powers to fix Australia’s creaking energy grid

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Ahead of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council Ministerial meeting on Friday 22 November 2019, EY released an action plan to fix Australia’s creaking energy grid. Here, Matt Rennie, Oceania Power and Utilities Leader at EY, discusses the action needed to prevent Australia’s energy grid falling into disarray over the next decade. Ahead of his…

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November 15, 2019

A smart grid for all: international insights on the changing energy landscape

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As rooftop solar and batteries become the norm, how to appropriately manage their output becomes an increasing challenge around Australia. We spoke to Suleman Alli, Director of Strategy at UK Power Networks, ahead of his international keynote presentation at Digital Utilities 2020, about the utility’s plans to create the world’s most advanced electricity network control…

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March 12, 2019

Creating a flexible, modular grid for the future

Western Power is building a bright energy future that incorporates new technologies and a more flexible network to meet customers’ changing energy needs. Here, Fiona Bishop, Executive Manager of Change and Innovation at Western Power, discusses the opportunities of the electricity grid and new technologies. Ahead of her appearance at the Digital Utilities 2019 conference,…

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November 19, 2018

Why ‘behind the meter’ exposes what’s wrong with utility thinking

distributed energy resources - rooftop solar

An array of new technologies are primed to change the way that utilities do business and interact with customers. Here, Wayne Pales, GM Technology Strategy at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), discusses how current energy operating models require major revisions to be compatible with the grid of the future. Ahead of his appearance at…

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