The Utility Imagery and Inspection Consortium (UIIC) will partner with the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) Data Analytics Council at their upcoming summit, which will be held on February 26 at the Orlando Convention Center. The UIIC Summit will be held on day one of Distributech 2024 in partnership with Clarion Events.
The Summit will be kicked off by keynote speaker Amelia Rose Earhart, who will weave in her learnings and experiences on being the first single-engine pilot to fly around the world successfully and will do so while making comparisons to what utilities are facing now. We will also hear from representatives of Exelon, PPL, SDGE, and other utilities about their journey using imagery.
The core foundation of the partnership between AEIC and UIIC continues to focus around:
- Advancing the use of technology to improve the safe, reliable delivery of electricity.
- Providing a venue to build and nurture relationships between thought leaders in the utility industry, primarily around transmission, distribution, and the data needed to impact change around inspection practices.
- Delivering forums and content that help the utility industry better address challenges and capitalize on opportunities for modernizing the grid.
“This partnership with AEIC has proven to be extremely valuable for our consortium,” said UIIC Executive Director Ken Maness. “We’re thrilled that the AEIC Data Analytics Council is joining us for our 2nd annual summit at Distributech, and we look forward to future opportunities with this excellent association.”
“We are pleased that AEIC’s Data Analytics Council is collaborating with UIIC on this event,” said Steve Hauser, AEIC’s CEO. “The collection and analysis of data is a critical capability that is increasing the operational effectiveness of our industry.”
AEIC builds one-of-a-kind industry relationships and networks and develops operational best practices by engaging leaders from across the utility industry. AEIC works to address challenges, accelerate opportunities, and achieve excellence in all aspects of generation, transmission, distribution, and storage of electric power for the benefit of its members, the industry at large, and consumers.
Founded by Thomas Edison and his associates in 1885, AEIC is the electric utility industry’s longest-serving association. AEIC’s members work closely together to share knowledge and provide guidance to the industry essential to achieving a modernized grid that delivers a secure energy future for all. To learn more about AEIC, its technical committees, and member companies, visit https://aeic.org/.
UIIC is a dedicated place to discuss and ultimately advance utility use of imagery, including but not limited to Asset Inspection and Health, Storm Restoration, Vegetation Management, and Wildfire Mitigation.
Through our collaborative model, utilities and solution providers share best practices from image capture and data management to ultimately leverage AI and other advanced analytical methods that will provide insights to improve reliability, safety, and financial performance.