Cary, North Carolina, August 5, 2016 – ABB has announced additional details for its upcoming APW digital conference. This online education event, titled “Risk, reliability & recovery,” will focus on electric power and microgrids, and take place September 22, 2016, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT. It is free to attend.
The conference will begin with a keynote session on “Leveraging technology to manage risk and optimize reliability,” from 11:00 a.m. to noon EDT. Wade Smith, Senior Vice President Transmission Grid Development at AEP, and Valentine Emesih, Vice President Grid & Market Operations at CenterPoint Energy, will discuss how they prioritize maintenance activities and reduce downtime. Keynote attendees will learn how to build a business case for microgrids that goes beyond serving critical loads to deliver value in normal operations.
Following the keynote, the digital conference content will continue in two tracks, “Preparing for the future grid” and “Optimizing reliability today.” These educational sessions will feature industry experts discussing real-world solutions to the challenges utilities face: shrinking budgets, aging assets, new regulations and a host of new devices (e.g., rooftop solar) coming online.
In-person and online, ABBs Automation & Power World (APW) is the place to meet world-class industry experts, learn about solutions to your business challenges and experience the most innovative automation and electrification technologies and solutions for manufacturers and utilities being developed today. Registration for the Risk, reliability & recovery digital conference is now available, free of charge. For more information about this conference and upcoming APW digital conferences, please visit http://new.abb.com/apw/digitalconference.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.