Austin, TX – Two top utility sector thought leaders to headline the upcoming TMG Utility Forum in San Diego, October 13-14.
Optimizing Opportunities Around Unprecedented Challenges
Drew Murphy, Edison International Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development and Sustainability, will set the stage for considering how investor-owned utilities optimize opportunities around unprecedented challenges. Edison International serves 15 million customers and owns Southern California Edison, one of the largest electric utilities in America.
Simon Zewdu, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Director of Transmission Planning, Regulatory Processes, and Innovation, will be on hand to report how LA is planning to be one of the leading cities on earth in its pursuit of carbon emissions reductions. LADWP is the nation’s largest municipal power utility serving four million residents.
Mr. Murphy and Mr. Zewdu will kick off a high-level discussion of what is causing utility business disruption and – more importantly – how they optimize their utility operations to thrive and better serve customers.
Edison International plans to do its part in California’s $170 billion effort to build a sustainable, climate-change fighting energy grid by 2045.“There’s a tremendous opportunity for us to play a role in both making sure that that grid is built in a way that’s reliable and safe, and affordable but also in investing in new technologies that will make sure that we can meet those ambitious 2045 goals in a way that is most economical and most feasible and is most efficient,” Murphy recently said.
At LADWP, the change and opportunity ahead are profound. “One thing that we know is that the renewable level that we’re going to increase it to, almost like 80%, we’re going to depend on solar and wind,” Zewdu recently said. “Innovation is on our radar screen 24 hours a day, and even the last five years, we’ve seen a lot of improvements,” he said.
TMG’s 2022 Forum, Next-Generation Technologies: From Disruption to Optimization, will build on the company’s long history and track record as the premier advisor to utility IT deployments across the utility value chain. TMG’s technology-agnostic approach to planning, procurement, and implementation has been relied upon by dozens of utilities to help optimize large-scale technology deployments, de-risk investments, and position their technology deployments for success in tomorrow’s dynamic utility environment. Attendance to the in-person event is complimentary for all utilities.
“We believe in sharing information….and today’s utility executives face an unprecedented challenge when implementing new digital technologies and solutions,” said Mario Bauer, Chief Executive Officer of TMG. “The Forum brings together a powerful network of utilities (water, electric, and gas) and solution providers for this annual event highlighting projects, problems, and solutions. In 2018 we had 23 utility companies, and in 2019 there were 33. Last year, with our virtual event, we had over 94 utility companies represented with a focus on Bringing Digital Utility to Life.”
Utilities will discuss strategic initiatives, solutions, and vendor case studies highlighting recent innovations and practical examples from project successes. Agenda topics include data preparation and understanding of the business drivers, predictive analytics and understanding of the digital ecosystem for next-level customer engagement, metrics needed for growth in the digital age, and enabling technology to improve operations, meet growing demand, and address business model sustainability challenges.
Utility Roadmaps for Next-Generation Technologies: From Disruption to Optimization will take place on October 13-14, 2022, in San Diego, CA. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event, please visit us HERE or contact Ken Maness at firstname.lastname@example.org.