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Would the utilities employ the digital twin technology in the various decarbonization projects to help modeling the project effort while educating and enlightening rate-payers?

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Would the utilities employ the digital twin technology in the various decarbonization projects to help modeling the project effort while educating and enlightening rate-payers about the"what, why, when, where, and how" of each project at a top level which rate-payers can understand and be convinced about the progress?

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(Replying as a panelist from last week's session...) I think the answer depends on the grouping of ratepayers you have in mind. For larger commercial, industrial, or institutional users, this kind of data-gathering could be of great interest, and might also align with their own asset management activities. But when I first read the question, I rightly or wrongly saw it through the eyes of a residential customer trying to understand their power bill...and it landed very differently. The common denominator, I would suggest, is to start with what motivates each customer group or target audience and match the tools to whatever you know or think they'll find most useful.

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