In the past, when electric utilities needed to evolve, they might have a decade or more to do so. Today, the operating environment is changing dramatically and rapidly — the landscape is likely to transform more in the next 10 years than in the previous 100. At the same time, due to the continually evolving energy mix, distribution operators are experiencing an ongoing increase in grid complexity coupled with rising uncertainty due to changing business and regulatory models.
The forward-thinking utility recognizes distribution optimization as a critical enabler of next-generation distribution grids, which are maximally efficient, reliable, and, ultimately, sustainable. Without digital transformation, and software delivering greater automation and control, utilities are missing opportunities to better connect, orchestrate, and optimize their distribution grids.