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Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast Special Edition: "Why Utilities Need Digital Twins" with Brent Jensen of Bentley and Wayne Dias of Siemens

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This week, Energy Central brings you a special conversation about the digitalization of the utility sector and the imperative role that digital twin technology will play in this industry evolution. Host DW Keefer and Producer Matt Chester are joined in the podcast booth by Brent Jensen, Sales Engagement Director with Bentley Systems, and Wayne Dias, U.S. Product Manager for PSS Sincal from Siemens. Through this engaging and spirited conversation, Brent and Wayne detail the inevitable changes that utility leaders must recognize are going on and argue for why digital twin should be a core focus for all areas of these power providers moving forward.

Brent and Wayne break down this complex topic to make their compelling arguments in a way that allows all to understand the importance, whether this is the first you’re hearing of the digital twin or if you’re knee-deep in the digitalization process. By the end of this episode, you’ll be eagerly seeking out the decision-makers at your organization to pass on the argument for digital twins yourself.


A special thanks to Bentley Systems for supporting this edition of the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast.


Key Links:

Brent Jensen’s Energy Central Profile:

Wayne Dias’s Energy Central Profile:

Bentley Systems on Energy Central:

As a reminder, the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast is continually looking for the authors of the most insightful articles and the members with most impactful voices within the Energy Central community and we'll invite them to discuss further so we can dive even deeper into these compelling topics.

This special edition of the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast was hosted by DW Keefer, a Denver-based energy journalist, and was made possible by Bentley Systems


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Audra Drazga's picture
Audra Drazga on Jun 10, 2020 1:20 pm GMT

Curious do you see Digital Twins having a place in the Grid Modernization bills currently moving through congress  - S. 2332 and HR 5428.  Will there be funding as part of this bill to support Digital Twins?  Referencing this article on Energy Central - Grid modernization bills moving through U.S. Congress

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