T&D Predictions for 2017 - IoT

Smarter, Better, Faster, Stronger

From augmented reality to the transactive network, the IoT is taking transmission and distribution networks to the next level. Assets and the energy system are becoming more efficient and this is courtesy of new found levels of situational intelligence. Engerati has set out three areas where the sector will see real change in 2017;

  • Digital Workforce - Autonomy and Augmented Reality
  • Asset Management - Grid Resilience and Situational Awareness
  • The Grid Edge - Prosumers and Behind the Meter Analytics

How can analytics at the grid edge impact the T&D system of tomorrow? Will Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) be a key issue for the DNO in 2017? What does the digital workforce of tomorrow look like? Will autonomous vehicles and augmented reality become commonplace? What will a truly resilient grid look like with the IoT? Are self healing networks set to become a reality?

We will provide you insights from the smart grid pioneers and innovators leveraging the IoT on the path to heightened transmission and distribution grid intelligence.

Join this In Focus Track for answers to the above questions and more!

Live Webinars

Empowering the Digital Field Worker with Real Time Intelligence, Augmented Reality and UAVs

Broadcast Date: Tue 22 Nov 14:00 UTC


We will provide you with a glimpse of the field workforce of tomorrow addressing issues like augmented reality, UAVs, edge Computing and more, through case studies and insights!


  • Aleksandar Vukojevic

    Technology Development Manager - Emerging Technologies Office
  • Sophia de Francesco

    Content & Programme Manager


A recent report by Accenture pointed out that European Utilities face are exposed to approximately €61billion of revenue risk due to potential network disruptions. As revenues streams contract due to tinkering with supply and demand the productivity of the T&D network field worker will become increasingly important.

In this webinar we will provide you with a glimpse of the field workforce of tomorrow addressing the below and more, through case studies and insights;

  • Empowering the field workers with real-time intelligence
  • Leveraging augmented reality and virtual environments 
  • Driving autonomy and empowering field crews
  • Implementing small unmanned aerial vehicles in the field

Dispatch centers and networks operators are faced with the challenge of ‘doing more with less’ and also the impending skill gap due to an aging workforce. Join this webinar to get to grips with the changing face of the T&D field work force.

This webinar is part of our T&D Predictions 2017 In Focus track on Engerati



Unlocking the grid edge - Integrating prosumers, DERs and behind the meter analytics

Broadcast Date: Thu 08 Dec 14:00 UTC


What will the grid of the future look like with aggressive integration at the grid edge? Can prosumers become an asset for the DNO? Can meter data turn from a billing function to a prediction tool? Will off grid and block chain change the landscape for better or worse?


  • Jan Vrins

    Managing Director, Global Energy Leader
  • Manuel Avendano-Mora

    Manager of Emerging Technology
  • Sophia de Francesco

    Content & Programme Manager


As utilities push towards the delivery of new services, and the changing energy consumption (and consumer) landscape, the role of grid edge assets and behind the meter analytics will become increasingly important.

What will the grid of the future look like with aggressive integration at the grid edge? Can prosumers become an asset for the distribution network operator? How can electric vehicles (EVs) and static storage units be integrated for grid flexibility? Can meter data turn from a billing function to a prediction tool? Will off grid and blockchain change the traditional utility landscape for better or worse?

In this webinar, our panel of experts will get provide you with a glimpse of the intelligent grid of tomorrow through case studies and insights from the field on:

  • Balancing the grid from the consumer end (DSR & DSM)
  • Connecting distributed generation to the grid (From PV through to EVs)
  • Looking beyond meter data and into predictive analytics
  • Preparing for community energy, off grid and blockchain

What is at stake here is not just the operational efficiency and the resilience of the network but also the opportunity to be a part of the consumer side energy revolution. Join this webinar to understand the changing role of grid edge assets in tomorrow's T&D network.

This webinar is part of our T&D Predictions 2017 In Focus track on Engerati



Webinar Speakers

Jan Vrins

Managing Director, Global Energy Leader

Manuel Avendano-Mora

Manager of Emerging Technology

Aleksandar Vukojevic

Technology Development Manager - Emerging Technologies Office

White Papers

The Internet of Things is transforming the energy and utilities industries
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Short Range Low Power Wireless Devices and Internet of Things (IoT)
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North America’s First Antenna & RF Design Center for M2M and IoT Devices
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The Digital Energy System 4.0
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Case Studies

Northumbrian Water Transforming Field Service with Mobile Workforce Management
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Building the Future Smart Utility through IT OT integration - Leveraging an Asset Information Management Framework
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Asset Intelligence
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Transforming into the Digital Utility - Six Steps to Implementing Effective Asset Analytics
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Progress and Challenges on Asset Management for Future Smart Grids
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