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ABB launches new Smart Grid Optimization webinar series

July 23, 2015
ABB U.S. Press Release – July 23, 2015

Free, interactive online educational series from experts with ABB’s Smart Grid Center of Excellence focuses on "POWERful insights" for today's rapidly evolving grid.

Raleigh, NC, July 23, 2015 – ABB, the world's leading power and automation technology company, today announced the return of its popular Smart Grid Optimization webinar series. These free webinars, sponsored by the ABB Smart Grid Center of Excellence, will examine the unprecedented challenges and groundbreaking solutions facing the power industry today.

Unpredictable weather, changing regulations, and the integration of distributed energy resources are dramatically changing the power landscape. While new technologies can help utilities overcome many of these challenges, they can be complicated to navigate. Which solution is best for a particular application? Can it be integrated with existing systems? How does someone build a business case?

This grid optimization webinar series will tackle these issues head on and provide "POWERful insights" for the evolving grid and interact with participants on ways to overcome the challenges they face in the power industry today.

The series is made up of four one-hour webinars (all times are Eastern Time):

Smart grid waves of investment
August 6, 2015 at 1-2 p.m. EDT
Presenters: Gary Rackliffe, Rick Nicholson, Howard Self
In this webinar, participants will explore smart grid waves of investment in technologies and how they will affect tomorrow's power system and utility practices.
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How to leverage IEC 61850 to optimize grid performance
August 19, 2015 at 1-2 p.m. EDT
Presenters: Howard Self, David Hart, Gary Rackliffe
This webinar looks at the advantages of IEC 61850 in automated transfer schemes and implementation best practices to improve system reliability.
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Connecting solar farms to the distribution grid
November 4, 2015 at 1-2 p.m. EST
Presenters: Howard Self, Pat Hayes, Chavonne Yee, Michelle Meyer
This session will examine ways to overcome the challenges of interconnecting distributed energy resources to the grid, and how to leverage technology for better load leveling, reliability and stability. Register now to ensure the solar farm on your system becomes an asset, not an issue.
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Optimizing grid efficiency with energy storage
December 8, 2015 at 1-2 p.m. EST
Presenters: Pat Hayes, Michelle Meyer, Carlos Romero, Howard Self
This final session will explore three types of locally-controlled energy storage applications available today that will provide you with solutions for peak shaving / load shifting, capacity firming and voltage regulation.
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To view course descriptions, webinar calendar and registration information, visit:

About the ABB Smart Grid Center of Excellence

Located on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University, the state-of-the-art ABB Smart Grid Center of Excellence (COE) was created to demonstrate ABB's technology and investment in the smart grid industry, and to provide customers with the most proven integrated smart grid solutions for distribution automation. The COE has functional systems which display the end-to-end solution where information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT) converge to close the loop of automation, control and data acquisition. In addition to the demonstration area, ABB has invested in a Distribution Automation Verification Center, where the interoperable testing of industry accepted products and development of advanced applications can take place.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ over 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, engineering, service and other major facilities. 

For more information please contact:
ABB Media Relations
Bill Rose
[email protected] 

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