Call for Articles - Advances in Utility Digitalization - From AI to Augmented Reality, Digital Twins, and Beyond - [Energy Central Special Issue Series]

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With each passing year, the utility industry is evolving more and more with new digital tools. Safe to say, the power sector that many of us cut our teeth on in previous decades will increasingly look like a distant memory as modern advances continue to transform how utilities interact with customers, maintain their energy supplies, and adapt to new priorities. 

When the concepts like artificial intelligence, augmented reality, digital twins, and other forms of digitalization were first created, the power sector may not have been the first industry to rush to find ways to incorporate them into their business operations. However, many innovative leaders in the industry have had the willingness and foresight to take the next step advancing their companies into a new age leveraging these technologies.

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Many of these leaders have recognized that the quick-paced advancement in technologies presents many opportunities and challenges. And it is these individuals that we want to hear from in our next Special Issue edition, “Advances in Utility Digitalization - From AI to Augmented Reality, Digital Twins, and Beyond.” 

We want to hear your stories, including both your successes and roadblocks.  This upcoming Special Issue presents a unique opportunity for you to share your experiences with peers in the industry and perhaps even help kickstart conversations that help you and others continue to lead the way towards a fully digital utility of tomorrow.  

Below are a few topic prompt ideas:

  • What technologies are you actively pursuing and why?
  • What technologies have you implemented? What unexpected challenges did you face that you did not foresee? How has this helped your organization?
  • What trends are you seeing that are worth us all watching? 
  • How can cross-utility collaboration enhance our collective movement towards these digital goals? 

With your submission to the October 2021 Special Issue on 'Advances in Utility Digitalization - From AI to Augmented Reality, Digital Twins, and Beyond,' we invite you to consider the above questions and more and participate in the group knowledge sharing and brainstorming process only available via the Energy Central Community. 


How you can Participate: 

For Professionals who work for a Utility, IPP, RTO, or Government Agency

We're inviting submissions from experts and leaders who have expertise in our Special Issue topic. This is an opportunity to share with your fellow community members your hands-on experiences and lessons learned, as well as predictions for the coming years.

*For professionals who work for utilities, IPPs, RTOs, or government agencies, submission is free. See below for details on how to submit an article and for deadlines. 

Invitation for Solution Providers and Industry Vendors to Get Involved:

This Special Issue is a great way to share your insights and message with the power industry. To learn how you can contribute an article or become an official content sponsor of this special issue, please get in touch with a client representative at or Download our Product Guide now for more information. 


Instructions for Participation:

Send your submissions to with the subject ‘Advances in Utility Digitalization' If you need feedback on your submission idea, feel free to send questions or even an abstract to the same email address.  We are looking for more in-depth articles on this subject (5-10 paragraphs)- a little more than what you would typically share as part of a community blog post.  

  • Abstract due date (optional): October 4th
  • Final submissions due date:  October 18th
  • Issue deployment date: October 28th

To learn more about our Special Issue Article Guidelines and Review Process, follow this link.


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