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BRIDGE Energy Group Teams with Leading Utilities to Discuss Transformative Grid Modernization Analytics and Visualization Initiatives

BRIDGE Grid and Analytics Experts to Share Insights at Industry-Shaping Conference

Newton, MA – January 16, 2018BRIDGE Energy Group (BRIDGE) today announced that company experts will be joined by representatives from Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric at DistribuTECH 2018, to discuss key initiatives behind the modernizing and securing of these leading utilities. The selected discussions underscore the value of optimizing grid operations through real-time data gathering and vivid operational dashboard displays. In addition, BRIDGE experts will be available to discuss the company’s latest service offerings designed to help utilities improve the time-to-value of their T&D project investments throughout DistribuTECH 2018 – January 23–25, 2018, in San Antonio (Booth #701).

As the leading annual electric power transmission and distribution conference and exhibition event, DistribuTECH 2018 will offer exhibits by 520-plus companies and 15 tracks offering industry thought leaders from all over the world, opportunities to network, share knowledge and problem solve with utilities and product and service providers. To enhance this year’s conference agenda, DistribuTECH selected three industry thought-leaders from BRIDGE and their partner utility customers, to present real-world results on grid modernization and analytics efforts and the lessons they’ve uncovered while creating sustainable results. The topics covered are relevant and timely and include:

  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) SCADA Manager, Eric Anderson, will join BRIDGE Energy Group’s Business Systems Analyst Jessica Cropley, for Optimizing the Benefits of FLISR with a Near Real-time Management Dashboard – 24 January, 10:00 AM, Room: 214B
  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Sr. Manager, Substation Operations, Dave Carroll, will join BRIDGE Energy Group’s Grid Analytics VP, Glen Sartain, for Managing SCADA Performance Amidst Significant Grid Transformation – PG&E’s Portfolio Approach to Prioritizing Use Cases and Aligning Stakeholders – 25 January, 8:00 AM, Room: 214A
  • San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Protection Engineer, Tariq Rahman, will join BRIDGE Energy Group’s Sr. Principal Consultant Technical Architect, Dan Brancaccio, to present Benefits and Lessons from SDG&E on Using Synchrophasor Measurements for Wide Area Situational Awareness (WASA) – 25 January, 8:00 AM, Room: 214B

“Today’s utilities are improving operational reliability, efficiency and security through investments in analytics and operations to achieve enhanced situational awareness and operational response,” said Hugo van Nispen, BRIDGE CEO. “We are eager to share BRIDGE’s innovative approach to helping utilities achieve these goals, delivering faster insights that drive faster results, with DistribuTECH’s industry-leading attendees.”

BRIDGE also released the results from its 2018 BRIDGE Index™ Utility Industry Grid Operations Survey. The survey highlights the biggest impact on operations, including the changing cybersecurity landscape and availability of knowledgeable personnel, as well as how utilities are considering outsourcing of operations to tackle these and other challenges. Full survey results are available here:

To improve your utility organization’s operational performance, visit BRIDGE Energy Group at DistribuTECH 2018 (Booth #701) or contact BRIDGE Energy Group at 1.888.351.8999 or via

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