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Industry Insights is an Anterix-supported webinar series with Utility, Communications and Energy industry experts discussing the future of the utility industry and how new technologies will affect it.

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Upcoming Episode

Unlocking the Spectrum: Leveraging the Ecosystem Value Chain and Certification Plans

Thursday, May 30th 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Moderated by:
Steve Castaneda, Director of Strategic Development (Anterix)
 
Featuring a distinguished panel of industry experts:
John Yaldwyn, Chief Technology Officer and Founder (4RF)
Mitesh Parikh, Product Line Leader (GE Vernova)
Caleb Murphy, IT Architect (SDGE)
 
Join us for an electrifying session of Industry Insights, powered by Anterix, as we dive into our membership Ecosystem that is advancing innovation in the utility sector. This episode will examine the certifications available within the Anterix Active Ecosystem: Anterix Active, Anterix Capable, and CatalyX approved. Together with our Ecosystem members who are operating on the forefront of 900 MHz private wireless broadband networks, we will explore how the Ecosystem value chain is fueling grid modernization and uncover what device certification means for utilities. Tune in to hear firsthand experiences, success stories, and the unique opportunities our Ecosystem provides to its members, all of which are steering us towards a smarter, safer, and more sustainable energy future.

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About Our Host

A former DoE CTO and the founder of Dots and Bridges, Pete Tseronis maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization. As the host of Industry Insights, Pete digs into our guests’ expertise and experience getting to know what people are really thinking about the next generation of grid modernization.

What the industry is saying

"Our focus is very much on the role the utility places on the platform to integrate resources, to enable resources, and to optimize resources.  […] There is a tremendous amount that the utility needs to invest to reach those policy goals.  That clean energy transition that has been embraced not only by the administration but also by our jurisdictions individually."

— Suzanna Mora-Schrader | Exelon (Episode 17)

"Private LTE is fairly new to the utility industry, but it’s being driven by long-standing pillars of the industry:  resiliency, reliability, and security. […] With private LTE field area networks we can ramp up great tools to meet those goals, getting the most out of applications like SCADA, AMI, and DERMS."

— Jeff Levy | Xcel Energy (Episode 18)

"We are in this incredible moment of time where the entire energy landscape is shifting significantly and we have to challenge ourselves and think differently, think creatively to see how do we really make sure that we take full stock of this opportunity ahead of us and really do our very best pushing the boundaries and making sure that we set the stage for future generations through this energy transition opportunity through decarbonization."

— Rohit Nair | PacifiCorp (Episode 20)

"…We know that LTE works today.  We are using it.  It’s been in our … bucket of tools for some time now.  So, we know that the technology works.  It’s just a matter of learning how to right size a deployment for a private network and operate it."

— John Kuklinski | Duke Energy (Episode 20)

Industry Insights Library

View past episodes to hear leaders discuss the future of the grid, industry trends and challenges and what is needed to move reliability and grid modernization to the next generation.

Full Speed Ahead for Grid Modernization: When Industry Priorities and Government Funding Align

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 25)

December 11, 2023

We explore the dynamics between utility industry priorities and government funding.

GridWise Alliance CEO Dr. Karen Wayland and West Monroe Senior Manager, Energy & Utilities Calvin Tong join a discussion with Anterix Chief Regulatory and Communications Officer Chris Guttman-McCabe.

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Private LTE Networks and the Grid Applications Utilities Are Really Pursuing

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 24)

November 29, 2023

A recently released special issue of Energy Central discusses how utilities are embracing cutting-edge technologies to transform how they operate and serve their customers. In turn, these benefits help utilities deliver on the vision of a resilient and affordable clean energy future. Hear the perspectives of industry experts discussing how private LTE networks are fueling a wide and growing ecosystem of products, services, devices, and applications directly focused on addressing utility operational challenges and improving the customer experience.

Utility Driven Solutions

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 23)

May 25, 2023

Join industry experts as they discuss insights on solutions driven by utility needs including smart infrastructure applications, automation, monitoring, and asset management solutions.

Ecosystem members will discuss how their solutions are helping utilities realize improved ROI, reduced power costs, and are driving overall operational efficiency.

Optimizing Utility Private Wireless Broadband Flexibility

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 22)

May 24, 2023

Utilities looking to modernize communications networks with private LTE can benefit from both 900 MHz and CBRS for the capacity and coverage they need. Anterix Active Ecosystem members 4RF, GE and RAD are collaborating with Anterix and Sequans to bring to market an LTE Cat-4 multi-band communications module that supports 900 MHz, CBRS, and failovers to other networks.

How Time Flies When You’re Part of an Ecosystem

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 21)

May 23, 2023

Has it really been two years? We launched the Anterix Active Ecosystem program in May 2021 with 35 original members. Today there are over 100 innovative, industry-leading companies in the program, collaborating to develop and bring to market products and services to help utilities deploy and get the most out of their 900 MHz private LTE networks–all with guidance from utility executives and other industry leaders on the Anterix Utility Strategic Advisory Board (USAB).

How Private LTE Can Help Utilities Hit Their Decarbonization Goals

How Private LTE Can Help Utilities Hit Their Decarbonization Goals

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 20)

April 26, 2023

April is Earth Month, so what better time for Industry Insights to focus on the importance of modern communications in helping utilities fight climate change by transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy resources?  Importantly, there’s a direct link between utilities’ ability to meet emissions reduction targets and their adoption of private LTE networks for grid management.

Women Leading Utilities Discussing Grid Modernization

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 19)

March 30, 2023

With the influx of federal infrastructure funds and ever-increasing attention to decarbonization and integrating renewable energy resources, focus on grid modernization grows ever sharper. Join a panel of accomplished utility executives as they discuss the grid modernization challenges that confront their organizations and the essential role they see for communications networks generally–and private LTE specifically–in addressing them.

Expanding on the Utility Guide to Private LTE

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 18)

February 16, 2023

As discussed in Energy Central’s recently released special issue, Utility Guide to Private LTE, now more than ever, utilities are being asked to deliver greater resilience, intelligence, and security to support grid modernization. The rapidly growing requirements for utilities to support all these changes while transforming to withstand extreme weather conditions, the adoption of DERs, and more has shifted how utilities need to think about their communication networks.

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Xcel Energy’s Journey to 900 MHz PLTE

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 17)

December 22, 2022

What is the value proposition for deploying a utility-controlled private LTE network? What are the key use cases it can support? How does a multi-operating company utility move forward with a transformational project like private LTE? Why is beneficial to the communities that utilities serve?

Rewatch the session with Jeff Levy, Xcel Energy’s VP of Infrastructure and Shared Services and Ryan Gerbrandt, Anterix’s COO as they discuss Xcel Energy’s 900 MHz private LTE journey, the rationale for its decision to adopt that solution, the enhanced value opportunities that it may unlock, and how its comprehensive evaluation process can help other utilities efficiently reach their own decisions.

A Thoughtful Dialogue On The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Next Steps

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 16)

November 17, 2022

There is growing momentum among utilities toward deploying private wireless broadband networks to support grid modernization, reliability, and resilience initiatives. That momentum is strengthened by last fall’s $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which included substantial funds for grid modernization projects, specifically calling out those that deploy advanced communications networks to support the grid.

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A Conversation on Wildfire Mitigation Tools Enabled by a Private Network

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 15)

August 30, 2022

As we approach the close of wildfire season, this month we feature two game-changing solutions that allow utilities to safely and efficiently deliver electricity while significantly reducing the devastating risks of wildfires. LineVision’s dynamic line rating and line monitoring solution allow utilities to deliver more power over existing lines while detecting movement in lines to help prevent a potential breakage. If a line does break, SEL’s Falling Conductor Protection comes in for the save.

Are You Truly Ready?

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 14)

March 31, 2022

With the increasing cyber security threats, an ever extended wildfire season, a higher frequency of natural disasters, and aggressive decarbonization goals at the federal and state levels, a group of utility industry executives discuss how the industry is adopting digital solutions, embracing advanced technologies and developing strategic partnerships to mitigate risks and enhance grid resilience while providing reliable and secure clean energy.

A Collective Approach to Securing the Grid

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 13)

February 17, 2022

In December, we launched the Anterix Security Collective bringing together an expert team of cyber-physical technology providers to contribute sector-specific knowledge and collaborate to deliver secure solutions for those deploying private networks at 900 MHz. In this episode of Industry Insights, you’ll hear directly from these experts on the unique capabilities each member of the Anterix Security Collective offers.

Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure with Secure Communications

Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure with Secure Communications

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 12)

October 26, 2021

As our nation looks to re-invest in our country’s infrastructure, we have a compelling opportunity not just to improve upon it but also ensure it is secure and resilient. Private networks coupled with a robust and evolving set of security practices, standards and solutions can play a key role in safeguarding our critical infrastructure.

Solution Partners Panel – The Elements That Enable Smart Grid

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 11)

May 13, 2021

The smart grid is “smart” because it includes sensors, applications, and devices that use telecommunications, and computer intelligence to create, collect, analyze, and act upon data. The many exciting innovations coming on the market—innovations that are driving utilities’ digital transformations—depend upon these critical elements.

This session featured experts from the companies behind some of those innovations—Atomation, Hitachi, and LineVision— as they discussed the importance of these underlying elements that enable their game-changing products and services.

FCC Certified Devices Panel – Devices Supporting Utility Grid Evolution

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 10)

May 12, 2021

As utilities modernize their infrastructure to digitalize the grid, they become increasingly reliant upon digital technologies and devices. The device ecosystem must possess the depth, sophistication, and advanced capabilities necessary to support utility requirements.

This discussion featured experts from 4RF, Telit and General Electric and their conversation addressed how devices are evolving to meet utilities’ new communications needs, and how federal device certification is an important element of that evolution.

Infrastructure Panel – Private LTE for Utilities – Investigating Secure Broadband Networks

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 9)

May 11, 2021

As utilities work to deploy the next-generation of industrial-strength wireless connectivity based on LTE and 5G technologies, they will need to create private, secure, reliable, and resilient networks to support their grid modernization plans. Such transformation requires openness to new approaches, technologies and platforms supported by an ecosystem of vendors and products focused on utilities’ particular goals and challenges.

Ericsson, Motorola Solutions and Nokia have shown standards-based communications technologies previously reserved for major carrier deployments can be scaled to fit private utility networks.

Women Leaders Advancing the Future of Energy

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 8)

March 25, 2021

For Women’s History Month 2021, Industry Insights will feature several trailblazing women whose work is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Join us for the discussion where female leaders will gather to discuss grid modernization challenges facing the U.S. utility industry, and explore industry trends and mission critical innovations needed in response to an ever evolving grid.

2021 Annual Predictions and Trends for the Power Industry Roundtable with Energy Central

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 7)

February 17, 2021

If 2020 taught us anything, it is how difficult it can be to predict the future! Looking back at the Energy Central’s 2020 Special Issue Series we certainly didn’t see anyone sharing predictions on an evolving remote work environment, utility shutoff moratoriums, and digital experiences replacing in-person visits to customers. That said, thought leaders and experts in the industry did share plenty that came to fruition: from customer-driven technologies to decarbonization of the grid to digital technologies taking a leap forward and more.

When Utility and Telecom Visionaries Talk Tomorrow’s Grid

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 6)

December 10, 2020

Listen to three critical infrastructure experts explore how to architect a reliable, secure, and resilient Power Grid, while addressing sustainability and affordability in today’s climate.

Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 4)

September 17, 2020

With 900 MHz spectrum for private LTE wireless broadband networks now approved for use, and auctioning of the shared CBRS spectrum, the nation’s electric utilities have an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate and advance their grid modernization and resiliency programs. Listen to industry experts discuss “visioneering” the intersection of smart communications and smart grids and the benefits that will flow from the integration of the two.

Private LTE For Electric Utilities Round Table – from CBRS to 900 MHz

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 3)

August 4, 2020

Private wireless broadband has been a critical unmet need for electric utilities for years. With the upcoming CBRS auction and FCC Ruling on 900 MHz, spectrum will be available for utilities to build private LTE networks and expand their broadband to the edge of the grid. Hear industry experts share their perspectives on how utilities can navigate these uncharted waters.

The grid of the future requires resilient, high performing, and cyber secure technology

Industry Insights Roundtable (Episode 2)

June 23, 2020

Utilities have been forced adapt to a new operating model created by social distancing. We know yesterday’s grid won’t meet the dynamic challenges of today or into the future. Join us as we look deeper into these operational challenges that utilities face in light of all these events, explore industry trends, and identify mission critical innovations needed.