Let's future-proof T&D

2017-08-14 - T&D World article by Rick Bush - August 11, 2017
Most of us know our power delivery industry quite well. We know the history, we know the existing technologies, and we know the utility culture. What we are not so sure of is the future of T&D and what role we might play going forward.

Last August, I attended the CIGRE event, which is held every other year in Paris, France. Thought leaders from all corners of the globe convened to share their vision and to investigate emerging technologies. This is a somewhat unique event in that it has a really strong mix of technologists, utility executives and industry strategists.

Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids division, was the keynote speaker. He shared a bigger picture vision of the change that is swirling about the T&D industry. Facchin encouraged us all to take into account the global population shift to urban centers. Take a look at this demographic he shared.

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