How Augmented Reality Will Impact Utilities: EnerNex Vice President Moderates Panel Discussion at the 2019 DistribuTECH

Knoxville, Tenn., USA, February 5, 2019EnerNex, a CESI company leader of engineering, consulting, and research services to the electric power industry, today announced its Vice President of Grid Modernization Ron Chebra will moderate a panel centered around augmented reality for intelligent assisted asset management at DistribuTECH conference and exhibition in New Orleans, February 5-7, 2019.

Ron Chebra, VP of Grid Modernization

Digital disruption is driving the next wave of technological evolution, and the utility sector is no exception. According to ABI Research, augmented reality (AR) is expected to balloon into a $100 billion industry by 2020.

The imminent appearance of AR in the marketplace will benefit the power utilities and other enterprises that have thought through both the value and the implications for their traditional practices. Bringing AR to utility field personnel can provide an excellent way of presenting data when and where it’s most needed. These tools also enable greater leveraging of institutional knowledge in a very effective manner, bridging the gap between new talent and seasoned personnel.

One aspect that may influence the AR adoption curve is how to adapt all these sources of data and optimally use them within the utility industry field force.  Session panelists will cover this and more at the session this week at DistribuTECH.

Session details:

Augmented Reality for Intelligent Assisted Asset Management: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned

Tuesday, Feb. 5 | 2:00-3:00p.m. | Exhibition Floor Booth 323

Panelists include:

  • Aleksandar Vukojevic, Manager, Emerging Technologies, Duke Energy
  • Ken Horne, Director, Navigant Consulting Inc.
  • Alessandro Meynardi, IOT Strategy & Solution Development, Verizon

About EnerNex’s Participation at the Conference

This tradeshow will be the first for the company since having joined CESI in June 2018, a world-leading energy technology and innovation consulting company headquartered in Europe.  The companies’ will be showcasing their complementary portfolios of cutting-edge, technology-driven energy solutions which serve major utilities, financial investors, and global electromechanical and electronic manufacturers, as well as governments and regulatory authorities around the world.  Through its partnership with CESI, EnerNex is an even stronger player in the North American market and better positioned to support U.S. utilities as a one-stop-shop capable of providing detailed engineering analyses as well as high level strategy guidance.

A briefing and Q&A presented by EnerNex CEO Jeff Lamoree, COO Bob Zavadil, and CESI Area Manager for North America Michele Pastore is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2-3pm CST at EnerNex booth #11421 on the DistribuTECH exhibit floor.  Angelo Schiappacasse of CESI’s Testing & Certification division will be in attendance as well.  The briefing will cover the impact that the EnerNex and CESI combination brings to the North American marketplace.

To view EnerNex’s speaking schedule at DistribuTECH, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for news and pictures from the show.

About EnerNex

EnerNex, a CESI company, is a leader in providing engineering, consulting, and research services to the electric power industry worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company is focused on helping our clients understand, adopt and leverage new and emerging electric power technologies to advance a cleaner, smarter energy system of the future.

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About CESI

CESI is a world-leading innovation, technical consulting and engineering company for the electric power sector.  With more than 60 years of experience, the company operates in 40 countries and supports its clients in meeting the Energy Transition challenges. CESI also provides civil and environmental engineering services.

CESI is a fully independent joint-stock company headquartered in Milan and with facilities in Berlin, Mannheim, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Washington DC, Knoxville, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile and Bogotá.

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