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Here’s Looking at You, Grid: Monthly Digest of the Top Content Submitted to the Grid Professionals Group in Energy Central- July 3, 2020

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For those of you based in the U.S., happy holiday weekend! But the grid rests for no holidays, and in fact being ready and available on the frontline no matter the day or the season or the time is one of the most paramount duties for those who work to maintain the grid. With that, the past month has been a busy one for our Grid Professionals Group on Energy Central. If you haven’t been able to keep up with all the news, please keep reading for a quick breakdown of the top content you may have missed.

Stay safe out there, friends!

Matt Chester

Community Manager


Energy Central’s Grid Modernization Special Issue

First and foremost, it was a busy month in this community because Energy Central released our special issue on Grid Modernization. We got so many really great solutions from experts and thought leaders across the utility space, and if you want to know what’s been going on in the Energy Central Grid Professionals Group, this is where you need to start. Please check out or special issue that we’re so proud of and leave the authors a comment or question.


Energy Central Power Perspectives™: Automating Assets, an Interview with Mika Loukkalahti of Helen Oy

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In anticipation of the Grid Asset Management 2020 conference set to take place this Fall, Energy Central welcomed an interview and profile with Mika Loukkalahti, Leading Expert of Asset Management of Helen Electricity Network Ltd in Finland. Mika is going to be presenting on automating assets this September, and his perspective on grid needs and technologies should not be missed.


Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast Special Edition: "Impact of the EV Revolution on the Grid" with Benoit Marcoux of ChargeHub

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Energy Central is also happy to bring you a special edition of the Power Perspectives Podcast with guest Benoit Marcoux who shares his thoughts on how EVs and EV infrastructure is inevitably going to transform what we know about the grid. If you want a crash course on the topic, this podcast is well worth 25 minutes of your time!



This wraps up another edition of ‘Here’s Looking at You, Grid.’ Check back in this spot in four weeks to see what submissions have captured the attention of our community. And if you think there are stories I’m missing—let me know in the comments, or better yet submit an article on those stories so it can be included in the next issue.

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