MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin and the Utilities Technology Council have announced a Power Grid 4.0 Digitalization Forum, hosted by Hydro-Quebec in Montreal where electricity utility executives from across North America will share best practices and lessons learned about digitalization.
The forum, which will be held from Oct. 16 to 18, will be the first of its kind in North America. Across the globe, power utilities are considering digitalization as they modernize their systems to enable greater customer engagement and deploy new and emerging distribution technologies, says an SNC-Lavalin statement.
The main forum topics include are digitalization technologies, IT support for the digital grid and cybersecurity. Confirmed participants/speakers include Eric Martel, president and CEO of Hydro-Quebec; Sandy Taylor, president, nuclear, SNC-Lavalin; Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec’s minister of innovation and economy; C-suite executives from BC Hydro, Manitoba Hydro, SaskPower, Southern California Edison, New York Power Authority, National Grid, Eversource, Eletrobras, Salt River Project, Xcel Energy, premier sponsor SNC-Lavalin and platinum sponsors Linxon and CGI.
“Power utilities are replacing equipment while considering the numerous changes facing the industry, which is why we came up with this forum. Our goal is to network with the C-suite executives of major North American power utilities to promote the best practices and business models for the digitalization of the power grid,” explained Alain Briere, vice-president and general manager of intelligent networks and cybersecurity at SNC-Lavalin, in a statement. For more information visit: https://utcpowergrid.org/