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On Demand - Can Integrating Design, Construction and Grid Data Make a Digital Twin a Reality? [An Energy Central PowerSession]

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A panel of industry experts will discuss how technologies that stitch network design to digital construction & grid model data can improve safety & data quality, speed project close-out, prepare utilities for regulatory requirements and provide the elusive Digital Twin.

Why View: 

Grid transformation requires utilities to manage grid data from source to consumer in a 100% digital manner.  While utilities have spent decades and millions of dollars on digital design, GIS and ADMS, they still collect construction data using paper.  The result - long cycle-times, manual material reconciliation, inaccurate facility maps and poor grid models.  This panel includes experts in the GWD, digital construction, underground mapping and grid model data management areas.  Join them as they discuss how existing technologies can be stitched together by digital construction to enhance safety, improve Grid Model Data Management and create the elusive Digital Twin utilities need.

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Key Takeaways:  

  1. Learn how integrating three systems most utilities use can result in a Digital Twin
  2. Hear experts in the areas of design, construction and grid model data management share their experiences with key technology innovations
  3. Get information on the growing trend in regulations regarding digital construction and as-built accuracy for underground assets
  4. Discover ways to eliminate paper from your field workflows


Danny Petrecca, Vice President of Business Development - Locusview

Danny leads the business development efforts at Locusview focusing on expanding digital construction to the electric utility and telecom markets. He has >20 years of experience in the utility and telecom IT space having worked with Miner & Miner, Telvent and Schneider Electric and has vast knowledge of the Planning>Design>Construction>GIS>ADMS workflows at utilities throughout the world.


Randy Rhodes, Technical Executive at EPRI

Randy Rhodes is a Technical Executive leading Geospatial Informatics research at EPRI. His current and past research projects are focused on enhancing distribution grid model data management; exploring digital twin concepts; and creating fully digital GIS workflows. Randy joined EPRI in 2017 with 14 years of industry consulting experience, 12 years of utility employee experience, and 7 years of experience as an industry research analyst.


Geoff Zeiss, Principal at Between the Poles

Geoff Zeiss has more than 20 years experience in the geospatial software industry and 15 years experience developing enterprise geospatial solutions for the utilities, communications, and public works industries. His particular interests include the convergence of BIM, CAD, geospatial, and 3D. 


Dennis Beck, President and CEO at SBS

Dennis Beck is a co-founder of SBS. He has more than 35 years of experience in engineering design, geospatial systems implementation, software systems consultancy, business analysis, and systems engineering. His specialty is the use of advanced technologies to solve the challenges of managing critical infrastructure information.

Thanks to our Supporting Sponsor: 

Locusview provides a streamlined Design > Construction > Close-out workflow through an integrated Digital Construction Management (DCM) platform that manages the entire construction process from Planning to Revenue. In the past years, we have orchestrated large-scale implementations with the leading energy utilities in the U.S., helping them digitalize the construction of capital projects end to end. Together with our clients, we are productizing industry best practices allowing our users to leverage the lessons learned from our growing network of users.

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Danny Petrecca on May 12, 2021

I wanted to send out thanks to the panelists for yesterday's PowerSession.  Thank you Dennis, Geoff and Randy for providing engaging content and thought provoking insights into this topic.  So far the comments I received from participants is that we were able to provide content that made the complex topic of Digital Twins and Digital Construction easily digestable with understandable content that could be brought back to management for action.  Kudo to you all!  And special thanks to the >100 participants who attended the session and interacted with polling and questions!

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Audra Drazga on May 14, 2021

Danny - this was a great session! Community stay tuned for post-session Q&A coming to the community over the weekend :)

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