Digital Digest: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Intelligent Utility Network – December 24, 2021

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Welcome to the Intelligent Utility Network roundup, Digital Digest. As always, your fellow network members are paying close attention to digital utility and mobile workforce trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about the importance of location features in utility apps, electric power segment trends to watch for in 2022, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!


Planning the utility cloud journey

Andrew Braeger

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In this post, Andrew Braeger of Tacoma Public Utilities (and one of our early 2022 guests on the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast!) highlights what the journey towards embracing cloud computing and other digital opportunities looks like from the power utility perspective. This area is a great example of where leaning into new technologies and opportunities highlights the possibilities of tomorrow, but leaders must face them head-on or miss out on those benefits. 


C-V2X standard for autonomous vehicle services

Paul Budde

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Digital technology is changing more than just the grid itself, but the transportation systems getting more intertwined with the power sector every day are having new possibilities unleashed as well. In this article, Paul Budde highlights the burgeoning area of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) opportunities, and this is a great opportunity to play catch up on what might be in the pipeline next. 


Making a Smart Grid Smarter: New and Upcoming Tech to Protect Our Infrastructure

Alex Cwalinski

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Alex Cwalinski of CWA Utility Consulting highlights the smart energy and smart grid technologies that we should all be keeping a keen eye on as the calendar turns to 2022 and the industry advances even further than we ever thought possible. Particularly, many of these newfound digital technologies are meant to combat some common risks on the grid-- enhancing resilience and reliability while thwarting potential threats from bad actors, outside weather events, and more. 


Top Voices in the Energy Central Community for 2021 – Intelligent Utility Network

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Lastly, I want to make sure you didn't miss our recently ran series celebrating the Energy Central Community's Top Voices in 2021, including those in this Intelligent Utility network. See who stood above the rest in terms of engagement and insights and check out some of their favorite pieces from this past year (not to mention them answering some 'behind-the-scene' type questions about themselves!). 


Thanks again for reading this edition of Digital Digest! The authors listed above are eager to hear your thoughts and questions, so don’t hesitate to engage them. And if you want your content to be featured in this spot in future issues, be sure to publish your posts within the Digital Utility or Mobile Workforce Community.


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