Unlocking New Grid Automation Use Cases

Tuesday | 2:30 - 2:50 pm

The nation’s electric power infrastructure is facing an increasing level of complexity and array of operational challenges as a result of the recent prevalence of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), cybersecurity concerns, and advanced measurement capabilities. As the energy industry embraces this digital transformation of the grid, one alternative is for utilities to consider deploying new interoperable automation technologies that leverage distributed intelligence to enhance the situational awareness, improve resiliency, and enable multiple operational functions for stacked benefits. This presentation will highlight a new method for achieving precision timing on remote grid-edge devices and the potential new use-cases that can be unlocked by enabling this capability.