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Call for Articles - Energy Central Special Issue - Advances in Utility Digitalization. Your Insights Could Be Featured in Energy Central's Upcoming Special Issue

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Utility experts are quickly finding that the power industry of the future will bear less and less resemblance to the utility sector of the past. As a part of that much-needed transformation, we're seeing new technologies and strategies put into place each and every day. In particular, the process of Utility Digitalization is advancing quickly and continues to gain steam. 

As the energy industry bridges yesterday to tomorrow when it comes to digital technologies, a critical exercise is to pause and evaluate: The Advances made in Utility Digitalization.

Utility Digitization doesn't have a single definition, but rather represents the greater trends towards integrating smart, automated, and secure hardware, software, and strategies into the production, delivery, and use of energy across the utility sector. Thanks to utility digitalization trends, we're seeing the advent of the smart grid, consumers are able to receive detailed and disaggregated home energy reports, utilities can identify optimal strategies to squeeze the best outcomes out of their physical assets, and so much more. 

Much discussion surrounding Utility Digitalization evokes visions and excitement of what the sector might look like 5 years, 10 years, or even longer from now, but there's no reason to rush ahead. So much is going on with the digital utility today that may be getting overlooked or isn't yet fully understood. And that's where the opportunity lies for you!

Energy Central is seeking your stories about Advances in Utility Digitalization. Share your stories with the Energy Central Community by submitting to this exciting Special Issue that's Set to Deploy on October 1st

To help inspire your paper, consider some of the following questions: 

  • How has the implementation of utility digitalization strategies changed the way your utility interacts with its customers? 
  • What have been some of the largest hurdles to digital utility solutions you've successfully (or unsuccessfully) rolled out? 
  • How are you able to ensure a holistic utility digitalization process across the enterprise? 
  • Did the COVID-19 pandemic impact the scheduled implementation of certain digital utility goals, perhaps making them a higher priority because of the need to keep workers virtual while still addressing grid needs? 
  • What other insights, questions, reports, ideas, or concerns about Utility Digitalization do you want to share with the Energy Central community?

What We Need from Energy Central's Industry Thought Leaders

We're inviting submissions from experts and leaders whose work is driving the Utility Digitalization trend. Share with your fellow community members your progress in this process, expectations for the future, and more.

*Professionals who work for utilities or government agencies, submission are free. See below for details on how to submit an article and for deadlines.

Invitation to Solution Providers and Industry Vendors

The "Advances in Utility Digitalization" special issue represents an unprecedented opportunity to reach utility decision-makers working in this blossoming area of focus. To learn how you can contribute an article or become a content sponsor of this special issue, please get in touch with a client representative at sales@energycentral.com or Download our Product Guide now for more information.

Instructions for Participation

Send your submissions to community@energycentral.com with the subject 'Utility Digitalization 2020.' If you need feedback on your submission idea, feel free to send questions or even an abstract to the same email address (please note that if you submit an abstract for review, do so at least a week ahead of the submission due date and make note that it's an abstract in the subject line).

Abstract Due date: September 14, 2020

Final submissions due date:  September 21, 2020 

Issue Deployment Date: October 1, 2020

We're excited to read your insights!

Audra C Drazga
VP of the Power Industry Network

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