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From left: Dr. Yulia Gel, Dr. Jie Zhang and electrical engineering doctoral student Roshni Anna Jacob demonstrated that their artificial intelligence system can automatically identify alternative power routes and then transfer electricity to users within milliseconds before an outage occurs.
University of Texas researchers
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Scenes from 2020 DistribuTECH International

Feb. 4, 2020
DistribuTECH 2020 in San Antonio didn't lack for diversity of products or offerings on the show floor.

DistribuTECH 2020 in San Antonio surely didn't lack for diversity of products or offerings on the show floor. We noticed more collaboration among companies to bring utilities "holistic" solutions. And by the way, we heard that term a lot.

We also saw more software and data analytics offerings, mobile workforce management and customer service tools. Municipals and co-ops are being served with companies looking to help them integrate, retrofit and become more digitized.

While two-plus days is hardly enough time to glance at, let alone really engage in, all that was on display, here is what caught our interest at the show. 

T&D World will be at DistribuTECH 2020 in San Diego, California, and our reporters will be on the lookout again for all things new and interesting to the electric utility world. Please feel free to engage us at any time during the year with your suggestions on what we should be looking for. 

About the Author

Nikki Chandler | Group Editorial Director, Energy

Nikki has 28 years of experience as an award-winning business-to-business editor, with 23 years of it covering the electric utility industry. She started out as an editorial intern with T&D World while finishing her degree, then joined Mobile Radio Technology and RF Design magazines. She returned to T&D World as an online editor in 2002 and now leads the content for EnergyTech, Microgrid Knowledge and T&D World media brands and supports Endeavor’s energy events, Microgrid Knowledge and T&D World Live. She has contributed to several publications over the past 25 years, including Waste Age, Wireless Review, Power Electronics Technology, and Arkansas Times. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas.

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