Date: January 7, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET
Price: FREE

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How Utilities and Partners Use Technology to Create a Higher Performing, Safe, Secure and Scalable Experience for Everyone on the Grid

Utility staff, utility customers, and technology companies are increasingly seeing new kinds of technology that change the old equation of how to deliver electricity.

Intel and CPS Energy will discuss how to navigate and accelerate the transformation of the utility world with ubiquitous edge devices and cloud-to-edge software technology that includes standard and open connectivity, extreme cybersecurity and high performance scalability while meeting the unique ruggedized environmental constraints of utility grids.

To take full advantage of distributed and renewable energy resources, utility operators must be aware of the health and status of all connected assets and eventually be able to dispatch them in an optimally economical way.  An Internet Of Things architecture will provide a flexible and scalable data infrastructure capable to inform all concerned stakeholders.

The proposed new IoT architecture for operating the grid will enable two major improvements:

  • With energy information at all time highs, prosumers will choose and plan for the best use of their energy while their utility ensures continuous availability of the grid as a platform for these choices.
  • In case of abnormal conditions, such as storm events, the utility will use this infrastructure for the rapid restoration of power, including the use of connected islands powered by resilient microgrids.

Webinar Thought Leaders

Raiford Smith

Raiford Smith

VP – Corporate Development & Planning
CPS Energy

Thierry Godart

Thierry Godart

General Manager of Energy Solutions

ModeratorAndrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston

Energy Thought Summit

About CPS Energy

CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas and electric company, providing service to 772,000 electric and 337,000 natural gas customers in the Greater San Antonio area. With their AA+ credit rating, one of the best in the industry, they offer best in class reliability and the lowest rates among the top 10 largest U.S. cities. They recognize their role as a community partner and are continuously focused on job creation, economic development and educational investment. Powered by the people, their investment in the community is demonstrated through their employees’ generosity in giving $1 million to United Way. They are also committed to investing in clean energy. CPS Energy is the number one wind energy buyer among the nation’s municipally owned utilities and number one in Texas for solar generation.

About Intel

You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Through computing innovation, we push the boundaries of smart and connected technology to make amazing experiences possible for every person on Earth. From powering the latest devices and the cloud you depend on, to driving policy, diversity, sustainability, and education, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society.

Modernizing our energy infrastructure depends on ensuring end-to-end connectivity, interoperability, reliability, and security. Intel, including trusted brands such as McAfee and Wind River, provides a path to capitalize on the Internet of Things (IoT) through scalable hardware and software infrastructure; comprehensive security; and pre-integrated, validated solutions. These capabilities equip OEMs, ODMs, ISVs, SIs, utilities, and energy service providers with the tools to realize the value and transformative potential of the digital power system.

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