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ETS18 Dream in Digital Conference Taps BRIDGE Energy Group VP for Transmission & Distribution Vision

Sandy Simon Joins Executives of Sempra and Austin Energy to Discuss Optimizing Operations and Customer Service Through Digitization

Newton, MA – March 20, 2018 BRIDGE Energy Group (BRIDGE) today announced that Sandy Simon, VP of Transmission & Distribution, has been selected by ETS18 DREAM IN DIGITAL conference to discuss the latest methods of optimizing utility operations through new digital techniques. Simon will join other panelists on March 28th in Austin, TX for The Connect Utility session.

ETS18, DREAM IN DIGITAL celebrates five years of ETS exploring the human journey to make the world digital, as well as the digital transformation utilities and their leaders are embarking on, what these changes mean for humans, energy, and the relationships between customers and their utilities.

On March 28th, Simon will join Patrick Lee, VP, Infrastructure and Technology at Sempra, Dan Smith, VP, Electric Service Delivery at Austin Energy and Parveen Kathpal, Chair, Board of Directors, Energy Storage Association, to present The Connected Utility: Optimizing Operations through Digitization and Improvement of the Interface between Operations and Customer Service. The panelists will discuss how utilities can use technology and analytics to optimize operations and enhance the integration between operations and customer service. Attendees will gain insight on:

  • Establishing the foundational technologies and integrations today to ensure a more distributed, customer-engaged energy delivery system in the future
  • Readying the infrastructure to engage at “the edge” of the network and prepare for a more transactional environment
  • Creating a digital ecosystem to navigate an increasingly distributed energy delivery system

“Energy digitalization will bring greater service reliability, more efficient delivery and improved sustainability,” Simon said. “Embarking on a path to digitization does not require a fully-developed grid modernization plan to begin realizing these benefits. While utilities should begin with an end-state in mind, there are simple, ‘no regrets’ steps that can enable a pragmatic approach to achieve a more ‘connected’ state, while preparing for larger efforts. I look forward to discussing this journey to an advanced grid with attendees at this year’s ETS18 event.”

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