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Do you see differences in the digital twin for construction versus operations?

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Do you see differences in the digital twin for construction versus operations?

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Perhaps, but I don' think they are mutually exclusive - it's not an either/or question.  The Digital Twin for construction will rely on the goals and KPIs for the construction team and might incorporate budgeting, scheduling. material and project-based information.  Operations (defined as the operators of the grid - ADMS, etc.), on the other hand, might require higher fidelity data for a given asset as it pertains to how this asset will behave in the grid model.  Ultimately there is one universal underlying Digital Twin definition with specific personals only concerned with various Digital Twin that are subsets of the universal one.  I envision a Venn diagram in our future!