Across the energy industry today, utilities, developers and vendors are all managing through massive disruption and transformation. The major forces causing these disruptions are the decentralization, decarbonization and digitization of electrical grids against aggressive timelines.
These seismic shifts are being driven by financial, societal, environmental, operational and regulatory pressure, and leading to massive investment in system-wide updates and the development of new technology that will support the vision of a zero-carbon future, without sacrificing reliability.
We teamed up with Utility Dive to learn more about the disruption to the industry and how companies are dealing with it. We compiled a playbook which can be downloaded here that sheds light onto the challenges posed by Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), the rapid decarbonization of the grid, and the digital processes being implemented to meet the demand.
Many utilities are already addressing these needs by implementing multifaceted, multiyear grid modernization initiatives. As this transformation has taken hold, one question is now front and center: Is the industry prepared to efficiently and effectively manage the mountain of critical infrastructure updates, along with the deployment of net-new technology necessary to make this vision a reality?
What we found is that many of the tools that utilities currently use for managing infrastructure projects were developed decades ago. As a result, they are typically designed for managing one large, centralized project at a time.
Download the playbook co-authored by Sitetracker and Utility Dive to explore challenges and solutions we found, including:
- What's driving grid modernization
- The challenges brought on by greater project volumes
- How a modern management tool for infrastructure deployment operations can help
In addition to the report, we wanted to bring together some industry experts to share their experiences. We brought together a panel of industry experts from Energize Ventures, New Columbia Solar and PosiGen.
Achieving net-zero goals means aggressive timelines. Utilities and energy companies are feeling pressure to update infrastructure, technology and the systems used to support some of their largest customers.
Managing the amount of simultaneous projects will require smart tools that grow with the changing landscape. Companies need to move fast and scale rapidly to capitalize on the market opportunity created by these shifts.
Watch the webinar to learn more about:
- Distributed Energy Resources - Grid structure shifting from large centralized power plants to smaller DERs
- Decarbonized Grid - Driven by ambitious government mandates and utility goals, zero-carbon energy sources such as solar and wind are proliferating
- Digitized Processes - With more grid-connected DER, utilities need to digitally transform and embrace new, tech-driven tools
Sitetracker's mission is to power the successful deployment of critical infrastructure. As the global standard for market leaders, the telecommunications, utility, smart cities and energy industries rely on Sitetracker to digitally manage millions of sites and projects representing over $150 billion of portfolio holdings globally in real-time.
The Sitetracker Platform enables leaders in the deployment and management of critical infrastructure to optimize their project, asset and field service processes. Our software-as-a-service offering uses real-time data to help organizations managing high-volume distributed projects to mitigate risk, make data-driven decisions and adapt and scale rapidly. From field resources to the C-suite, Sitetracker enables stakeholders to optimize how they plan, build and maintain their portfolio of assets.
The Trackers our system is built around offer a high-level view of multiple projects at once, providing a single source of truth and helping identify trends that help grow future business. The spreadsheet-like interface is designed for updating a large number of projects in real-time, saving you from manually updating hundreds of spreadsheets individually.
Our reporting and dashboard functionality allow all internal and external stakeholders to gain valuable insight into their projects. We empower office and field users alike, to easily manage entire portfolios of high-volume projects and keep everyone on the same page in a secure environment. With accurate data reporting and dashboards, your company can make data-driven decisions that save you time and money in the long run.
Say farewell to the days of one person updating a spreadsheet and no one else having access to updated information. Trackers sync with the database in real time, providing everyone with a single source of truth.
We specialize in the deployment of Distributed Energy Resources, Grid Modernization, EV Charging Infrastructure and Smart Grid / IoT installations.
Power distribution systems connect the world. Aging electric & gas infrastructure requires regular maintenance and upgrades – processes that are often still run on spreadsheets or pen and paper. With Sitetracker, project documentation is digitized and automated, saving teams time and money on equipment installs, interconnections or collocations.
With Sitetracker, information for each site is stored in one place – all the project progress, permits, documents and photos – giving all stakeholders a single source of truth. Custom streamlined workflows, automated forecasting and real-time project updates speed up turnaround times for DER owners, utilities and contractors.
The Electric Vehicle charging industry is growing at an exponential rate. Sitetracker enables industry innovators to seize the opportunity as electric vehicles begin charging in their owners garages.
A new generation of utility and energy infrastructure investment has arrived. As cities, countries and the entire world prioritize transitioning to new energy sources, so too does the volume of work increase. Prepare your company for the increased volume, variety, and velocity of distributed energy projects by adopting the solution that's purpose-built for these challenges.
If you'd like to see what the Sitetracker platform could do for you, set up a free virtual demo of the system to see if it can help you take your organization to the next level.