Distributed Energy Resources: Where to Start? How to Build an ROI-Based Roadmap 🗓

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Webinar Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM (PDT)
Speaker: Amar Pradhan, IBM Energy & Utilities
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: http://smartgrid.ieee.org
Summary: New grid edge technologies are proliferating, and utilities must figure out how to leverage them, or get sidelined in areas of growth. Utility customers are installing rooftop solar, smart appliances, EVs, etc, outside the traditional purview of the utility or regulators.
The mix of IT technologies and business models to optimally interact with these new customer-sited resources is critical. What is needed is an expert system integrator who can assess the Utility’s ‘as is’ condition, and roadmap deployment of internal and external technologies that optimally bring the utility to the ‘to be’ scenario that allows them to most profitably leverage DER (Distributed Energy Resources).
IBM is such a system integrator, and this webinar will explain how to tactically create and deliver such a roadmap.

Bio: Amar Pradhan is a member of IBM’s global Energy & Utilities organization and leader of strategic incubation. He focuses on expanding big data and artificial intelligence offerings into emerging areas like distributed energy resources and evolving power trading markets. He is responsible to incubate IBM’s new offerings to energy & utility companies and lead their go-to-market strategy.
He has broad international experience developing and selling energy and industrial solutions. Prior to IBM, Amar was an energy technology entrepreneur with a focus on the nexus of information technology and power generation. He launched, raised financing, and sold companies focused on unit commitment optimization for energy storage, operational analytics for wind turbines, and nanotechnology for lithium ion batteries.
Amar holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia University.