Expertise leaders met on the headquarters of Avangrid in Connecticut final week for the corporate’s second annual Digital Summit.
The Digital Summit is an occasion designed to showcase the most recent in digital options for the power sector.
“With the uncertainty in at the moment’s financial panorama, innovation and disruptive know-how tackle heightened significance because the keys to resiliency and development,” Pedro Azagra, CEO at Avangrid, a number one sustainable power firm, mentioned. “Avangrid’s 2022 Digital Summit demonstrates our dedication to digital transformation and creates a robust studying and collaborative setting to make sure we hold evolving. It was an incredible alternative to proceed figuring out, analyzing, and debating new applied sciences that can place Avangrid and Iberdrola forward of the digitalization wave and permit us to thrive.”
The summit included “speed-dating” workshops, or ITechShows, the place know-how companions, similar to AWS, Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Deloitte, Accenture, ESRI, NTT DATA, Wipro, and Schneider Electrical, showcased their latest digital services and products.
“As a frontrunner in utility digital transformation, we at Deloitte are proud to workforce with Avangrid in an occasion just like the ITechShows to discover modern applied sciences that ship sustainable outcomes for organizations within the Utilities sector and everybody in our communities,” Gabriel Tovar, managing director at Deloitte, mentioned.
Featured applied sciences on the summit included superior analytics, machine studying, edge computing, Web of Issues (IoT), synthetic intelligence, and robotics, amongst many others.
“To realize innovation at scale, firms want the correct digital infrastructure, however in addition they want the correct individuals, processes, and a tradition of innovation that permits good concepts to come back to turn into a actuality,” Damien Buie, sector lead for renewables and new energies at AWS, who delivered the day’s first keynote discuss. “Avangrid’s Digital Summit and ITechShows have been a showcase of an amazing tradition of innovation.”
In 2021, Avangrid invested greater than $90 million in power innovation tasks and is on monitor to extend that funding this 12 months. The corporate operates roughly 8.5 GW of wind and photo voltaic era. Additionally it is a frontrunner within the rising offshore wind business with 2.4 GW contracted, together with its landmark 806 MW Winery Wind 1 challenge, a 50/50 three way partnership with Copenhagen Infrastructure Companions. It serves greater than 3 million prospects throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York.
“As Avangrid helps lead the nation’s clear power transition, it’s important we proceed to put money into innovation, expertise, and cutting-edge know-how,” Azagra mentioned. “The trail to a cleaner future depends upon our skill to modernize and hold evolving. The Digital Summit was simply step one to implementing new applied sciences that can make Avangrid the utility of the longer term.”