The Next Generation Vision of the Future
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- Jan 27, 2020 2:54 pm GMTJan 27, 2020 1:04 am GMT
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Megatrends are driven by technological and demographic changes. They are immutable. Identifying and understanding the megatrends in T&D offer insight into the industry and strategies for the future.
In 2012, I proposed five of these immutable megatrends in the booming electric transmission and distribution industry in a popular white paper, “Identifying Megatrends Shaping the T&D Industry.” I accurately predicted that grid modernization, storage, maximizing the use of transmission rights-of-way, distributed energy resources, and operational efficiency would be hallmarks of the next generation electric utility…and, today, they are. But, do younger engineers and operators with a 20-25 year career horizon agree with these megatrends?.....or not?”