Virtual Reality: Transforming the Grid with Data

Room: 607
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 3:00PM - 3:45PM MDT

As technology continues to advance, the capabilities of energy technologies continue to provide new and innovative ways to transform the grid. Virtual power plans, new data, and advanced energy storage systems as enabling the grid to function as a platform where software and controls are bringing about a paradigm shift.

Media outlets and analysts have declared that ‘energy is the new internet’ (or “Enernet” as it has been dubbed), and our monolithic centralized grid infrastructure is beginning to give way to more disruptive and distributed solutions.

Utilities and grid operators are working side by side with companies to create new competitive platforms and distribution system planning models able to most effectively capitalize on advanced energy system capabilities.

Panelists will discuss the technologies that are enabling this transformation, and the tangible impacts and performance improvements that are already being delivered today.