by Jeff St. John
February 14, 2017

This year’s DistribuTech conference in San Diego added up to three days of nonstop information about the state of the utility industry, from the opening ceremonies to the last-minute deals being cut on the way to the airport. It’s hard to cover such a large event that covers so many subjects.

Topics ranged from traditional subjects like advanced metering and substation automation, to the latest trends like microgrids, the internet of things, and, of course, distributed energy resources (DERs). And that doesn’t include what’s happening on...