Robert D. Sturtz, former AEP Ohio Director of Distribution Region Operations & long time ARCOS customer, recently published a featured article on POWERGRID’s website. Titled ‘5 key strategies for utilities navigating the digital transformation’, Sturtz offers his thoughts on advancement of digital technology within the electric transmission and distribution industry.
See below for an excerpt from the article, followed by a link to the original article.
The advancement of digital technology is creating an exciting time for innovation in operations management within the electric transmission and distribution industry. This digital transformation is an evolutionary process. In fact, we’ve been digital innovators for decades. For many in the industry, the next phase of transformation is about consolidating the digital ecosystem and making the right data available to the right people at the right moment. This is more important than ever given that utilities are currently faced with multiple headwinds ranging from increased size and frequency of weather events, supply chain disruptions, and workforce shortages, all while attending to routine work, system expansion, and grid hardening.
As our industry accelerates into the energy transition at full speed while responding to the effects of climate change, real-time access to consolidated information in the field can boost efficiency, reliability, and safety. Read on for the 5 key strategies to consider as your team navigates digital transformation, helping utilities to get the lights back on faster after the storm and increase cash flow with better capital execution.