Secure and Resilient Grids: What Do AI and Automation Offer?
Traditionally, utilities have worked with long planning horizons to build out “hard” infrastructure. Today, planning has gotten a lot more complicated. It’s not clear where demand will be and what reliable resources will be available. From an operations perspective, the distribution grid is subject to more localized and unpredictable conditions, requiring rapid response to maintain reliability.
Cutting edge utilities are including “soft” technologies in their modernization plans. AI supports data-driven scenario analysis for long term planning. AI, in combination with automation, enables grid operations to be adaptable and responsive.