Date: June 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 EDT
Price: FREE

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The physical assets of the energy industry continue to become increasingly connected to enable automation, microgrids, renewable energy, smarter grids, and smarter cities. As a result, utilities need solutions to allow a growing number of smart devices and sensors to effectively communicate back to the utility — and ultimately with each other to enable intelligent operational and business decisions. At the core of distribution grid modernization efforts is the need for robust, reliable, and secure communications networks. But how do distribution providers choose the right network for all their distribution assets? Is it one network? Is it multiple networks? How do they best leverage their existing assets?

Zpryme recently surveyed more than 350 utilities to take a deeper look at the emerging relationship between distribution grid electrical infrastructure and communication networks.

Come hear Silver Spring Networks and CPS Energy on this webinar to learn more about our research results, and explore:

  • Utility grid modernization challenges
  • How smart technologies can increase grid resilience and reliability
  • Communication networks and their impact on distribution grid modernization
  • How strengthening grid architecture can help enhance safety and security

Webinar Thought Leaders


Matthew Smith

Senior Director, Grid Management
Silver Spring Networks


Fermin Almeida

CPS Energy

ModeratorH. Christine Richards

H. Christine Richards

Research Director