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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.
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.
Alice Moy-Gonzalez, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development at Anterix, was featured in the blog post by Wireless Infrastructure Association about women’s most memorable achievement during their career in the wireless infrastructure industry.
Anterix Vice President of Energy Markets and Innovation Andrew Bordine talks about DERs, LTEs, FERC Order 222, electrification, and more with NARUC Director of Communications Regina L. Davis during the Association’s Winter Policy Summit.
Energy Central Post: Private LTE Gets Rolling in 2021: Predictions for the New Year from the Anterix Team
Anterix’s Rob Schwartz (President & CEO), Ryan Gerbrandt (COO), Alice Moy-Gonzalez (SVP Strategic Development), Chris Guttman-McCabe (Chief Regulatory & Corporate Communications Officer), and Rich Creegan (VP Sales) predict the trends that will drive the future of the industry.
Join Anterix COO Ryan Gerbrandt and Guidehouse Director of Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure Macky McCleary for a Q&A about how forward-thinking utilities that have invested in private LTE can create a Grid Communications Network Effect by working collectively. Utilities would multiply capabilities and maximize value through economies of scale and scope and enhance data analysis, cybersecurity monitoring, professional support and more while providing greater situational awareness across regions and even the nation.
The DISTRIBUTECH+ free monthly series offers a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of power industry professionals. We will be participating in the January session. The theme for this session is “Grid Modernization and Energy Storage”.
Anterix will be presenting in the webinar titled “Collective Adoption of Private LTE Networks” at 11:30am ET on January 20th. This session will feature Anterix’s COO, Ryan Gerbrandt, and Guidehouse’s Director of Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure, Macky McCleary.
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.
Join Guidehouse Analyst Richelle Elberg, author of Private LTE Networks Position Utilities for Industry Transformation, Alan McIntyre of Southern Company, Chris Guttman-McCabe, Chief Regulatory and Communications Officer of Anterix, and moderator Kevin Malloy, Vice President of Customer Solutions and Strategic Development of Anterix, to hear more from them about the concept of a future grid communications network effect.
The joint UTC Region 5 and MIC/MUG annual regional event will provide timely industry education on a variety of relevant industry topics, a virtual exhibitor gallery, and peer-to-peer virtual networking opportunities. Anterix presented on The Network Effect of Grid Communications at this conference and our video is available to replay.
Forward-thinking utilities are targeting private LTE (PLTE) networks as key infrastructure for their grid modernization efforts. Many are viewing licensed broadband spectrum as the foundation of a more secure, resilient and reliable PLTE platform that powers the mission-critical operations of the modern, digital grid. Join Anterix, Qualcomm, Telit, Sierra Wireless, and Motorola as they present their plans and roadmap to grow a vibrant of ecosystem of commercially ready available 900 MHz devices.
It has been an exciting six months in the world of private LTE, and the pace has accelerated in the last few weeks. Our push at Anterix to integrate 900 MHz private LTE into the utility sector has picked up significant steam, and the broader telecommunications and technology sectors have awakened to recognize the amazing marketplace for private broadband networks.
Collectively embracing private LTE networks as the communication platform for a connected, digital and intelligent grid will lead to a broader range of benefits both for utilities and their customers. Forward-thinking utilities are investing in private LTE networks as key infrastructure for their grid modernization efforts. Envision now interconnecting these networks regionally or nationwide to multiply and extend existing capabilities and enable new ones.
Creating a smart connected grid of the future is imperative for utilities. To do that means to look beyond modernization and imagine a scenario that enables them to keep up with the demands of an increasingly sophisticated customer and new and increasingly complex technology, as well as the ubiquity of two-way energy flows and the integration of DER and microgrids.
Podcast: Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast Special Edition: “Utility Private LTE Networks” with Gil Quiniones of NYPA and Rob Schwartz of Anterix
Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast host Jason Price joins Gil C. Quiniones, President and CEO of NY Power Authority (NYPA), and Rob Schwartz, President and CEO of Anterix, to discuss private LTE networks as a key enabler of the end to end digital utility.
Creating a smart connected grid of the future is imperative as utilities try to keep up with the demands of an increasingly sophisticated customer in a world of new technologies. In an Energy Central Special Issue, industry experts from utilities, manufacturing and other sectors share their visions for how 900 MHz licensed spectrum could support the grid of the future and the intersection of smart communications and smart grids.
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.
In an effort to guide this conversation, Energy Central has teamed up with Anterix to present this Hot Topic issue, “Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future: How Do You See Private LTE Networks Shaping the Future of Utilities?”
In this special Anterix/Energy Central issue, you will learn how thought leaders and experts from across the industry “visioneer” the future of the electric grid.
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.
Anterix Private LTE spectrum helps utilities securely integrate and manage distributed resources, automate processes, monitor conditions, use artificial intelligence, and drive worker productivity to improve service and reduce operational costs.
This brief highlights how utilities can benefit from adopting Private LTE networks using Anterix technology.
Rural Broadband Opportunity: Leveraging Utilities’ New Private Wireless Communications Infrastructure
In many rural parts of the country, deploying broadband Internet service presents substantial challenges. As utilities implement new private wireless communications networks for grid control systems using licensed spectrum, certain assets and infrastructure could be shared or incrementally augmented to cost-effectively support the provision of wired or wireless broadband Internet service to consumers in the utility’s service area.
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.
Anterix CEO Morgan O’Brien on How Utility Access to Private Broadband Will Accelerate Grid Modernization. Recently Announced FCC Decision Widens Pathway for Utility Critical Infrastructure Advancement. The Federal Communications Commission on May 13 changed its rules to enable the use of “beachfront spectrum” in the 900 MHz band for broadband services. Morgan O’Brien, CEO of the wireless company Anterix, will tell NCAC members about the impact of the change on the energy industry.
Public Utilities Fortnightly is publishing its very first extra edition. The breaking news will have such an enormous impact on utilities that this edition’s immediacy and singular focus is, in our opinion, well-deserved. Read Public Utility Fortnightly’s exclusive interviews with FCC Chair Pai, NARUC President Presley, Southern Co. CEO Fanning, U.S. Senator Warner, and former FCC and California Commissioner Chong. Also see exclusive video discussions with FCC Chair Pai, NARUC President Presley, and Southern Co. EVP-Operations Stan Connally.
In this inaugural chapter of the Industry Insights series, watch industry experts discuss how the FCC’s decision to make 900 MHz spectrum available for private broadband networks will revolutionize grid modernization and unlock cyber security and reliability benefits for utility companies.
NREL, Anterix, and a 9 member Industry Advisory Board comprised of 7 leading utilities and 2 industry associations, successfully piloted a private LTE network for utility control applications.
Watch this webinar to learn how utilities can overcome control issues associated with poor signal strength and avoid the congestion of thousands of grid-edge devices, which could otherwise become a showstopper if not prioritized through private LTE.
Recently I participated in a webinar, Harness the Power of Private LTE Networks for Utilities. It examined why utilities are increasingly considering building their own private Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Specifically, we explored how these networks enable utilities to reduce costs while improving connectivity with both their grid assets and their workforce.
While utilities have a history of proactively preparing for natural disasters, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis brings with it many unknown variables.
Please watch this webinar to learn more about modernizing critical infrastructure communications through private LTE.
Anterix and NREL’s study on Private LTE Communications was featured in the Energy Systems Integration Facility’s (ESIF’S) 2019 book documenting their Grid Modernization Initiative.
Rishi Baskar, VP Energy & Public Sector at Ericsson, speaking to Anterix (formerly pdvWireless) about the need for spectrum to realize the massive technological advances and future proofing that 5G enables.
Tami Barron’s video, presented at the 2019 Anterix Investor Day on how Southern Linc sees private wireless broadband networks as strategic and tactical advantages for electric utilities. In their planning, they are using 4g technology as the workhorse, with the complimentary 5g technology as a layer on top.
Pete Tseronis, Founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges speaking to Anterix about policies that will enable the next generation of infrastructure and utilities communications.
Anterix’s SVP of Technology, Mike Brozek, discusses our work with the DoE’s NREL in utilizing Private LTE to enable ADMS for tomorrow’s grid.
Utility-grade broadband requires private networks. Wireless broadband networks require spectrum, infrastructure, and technology. Spectrum in the 900 MHz band is perfect for utility broadband.
Navigant Whitepaper: The Urgent Need for a Licensed Broadband Spectrum Allocation for Critical Infrastructure
Why the Utility Industry and Regulators Must Come Together in Support of Interoperable, Future-Proof Smart Grid Networks.
Commercial networks are designed to meet a particular business model focused on serving the mass market; utility networks must be more reliable and more resilient.