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On Demand - Success with Line Sensing – Overhead and Underground [an Energy Central PowerSession™]

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Listen in to our panel of utility leaders and Sentient Energy as we explore the latest advancements in “line sensing” technology and examine the lessons learned on the latest Overhead projects and new Underground pilots. 

 Line sensing technology and subsequent data analysis provide better system visibility for operators today and better system planning data for planners and engineers in the future. 

Why View:

  • Understand Overhead and Underground line sensing technologies.
  • Examine the lessons learned on the latest utility Overhead line sensing projects.
  • Explore the new applications of Underground line sensing technologies in utility pilot projects.
  • Relate line sensing results to safety, reliability, and resiliency metrics. 

 

Panelists:

Ronald D Critelli, JR. PE, Senior Director - Power Delivery Engineering & Technical Services at Florida Power & Light

Ronald is an experienced Senior Director Of Engineering & Technical Services with a demonstrated history of working in the utility industry. Strong executive professional skilled in Operations Management, Electrical Maintenance, Power Transmission, Distribution, Asset Management, Change Management, Cost Performance, and Smart Grid.

 

 

Venkat Bahl, Chief Revenue Officer and SVP of Customer operations, Sentient Energy

Venkat Bahl joined Sentient Energy in 2016 as Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining Sentient, Venkat was the sales leader for wireless technologies at Emerson Process Management, a Fortune 100 company, where he helped scale the fledgling wireless business to over $300 million in 5 years.  He was also previously a founding member of the ZigBee Alliance, and was the Alliance’s first Vice Chair and Marketing Chair. At the Zigbee Alliance, he helped guide the strategy and execution of the business plan that resulted in establishing the Alliance as one of the key industry protocols enabling the edge of the smart grid and IoT businesses in the industrial and commercial segments.  He also held senior-level positions at Philips, Ember, and most recently Apprion.

 

Arvind Simhadri, Senior Manager of PG&E's Distribution Overhead Asset Strategy 

Arvind Simhadri has been with PG&E since 2015 and has held various operational and strategic roles in Gas Operations, Power Generation Asset Strategy, Emerging Grid Technology, and Electric Distribution and Transmission Asset Strategy. Currently, Arvind is the Senior Manager of PG&E's Electric Distribution Overhead Asset Strategy organization where he is responsible for the life cycle management of PG&E's overhead electric assets.
 

Ajit Apte, Vice President Technical Services, BGE

Moderator:  

Mike Beehler, COO Mike Beehler & Associates, LLC

Mike Beehler has nearly 40 years of electric T&D experience at Tucson Electric Power, Hawaiian Electric Company and Burns & McDonnell.  He is educated as a civil/structural engineer and is a registered professional engineer in eight states.  He currently is the founding member and Chief Opportunity Officer of Mike Beehler & Associates, LLC and serves as the National Spokesman for the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative https://www.pdi2.org/. Mike is a Fellow in ASCE and a Member of CIGRE and IEEE. 

 

Thanks to our Supporting Sponsor: 

Sentient Energy, a Koch Engineered Solutions company, is the premier provider of intelligent sensing, data analytics, optimization, and control technologies for the distribution grid. Our hardware and software solutions help electric utilities make data-driven decisions to enhance the delivery of safe, reliable, and efficient power while preparing for the needs of tomorrow’s distribution grid.

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