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With Grid Infrastructure in Popular Focus, a Look Back at What I Was Saying on GIS & Distribution Circuits Last Year

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Director - Electric Industry Solutions, Esri

Pat Hohl, PE, is Esri's director of electric industry solutions. He was a pioneer in the use of GIS for electric utilities. He has over 35 years of experience in utility engineering, technology...

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Just over a year ago, I made my debut appearance on the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast where I was thrilled to share my thoughts on the future of distribution circuits (which are still the critical building blocks of the grid) and how GIS was impacting the utility industry and even making early contributions to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Hard to know where the time has gone, but even though that episode took place way back in April 2020 I still think the topics we discussed remain highly relevant and critical to think about, engage with, and discuss as an industry. With that in mind, I wanted to share a quick reminder about this episode and a link where it can still be heard

The past 12+ months have brought immense discussion on the state of the grid, the digital future of utilities, the cybersecurity of these enterprises, and more. Further, GIS has only advanced and made itself more entrenched in importance in the utility space, as well as public importance via the pandemic and other areas. So I hope you take the 20 minutes to give this still timely episode a listen and let me know your questions or thoughts in the comments below. 


And by the way, in the next few weeks I'm going to appear on Energy Central's podcast once again where I can provide some updates and checkpoints on how GIS has performed and what new opportunities have arisen. If there's anything specifically you want to hear me talk about then, let me know!




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