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by Jeff St. John
January 30, 2018

This year’s DistribuTech conference in San Antonio showcased some of the big trends for utility and power grid industries, including a big focus on reliability after last year’s hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico; the ongoing efforts of grid giants like GE, ABB and Siemens to bring machine learning and artificial intelligence applications to the utility sphere; and the importance of microgrids as an outside-the-utility approach to distributed energy resource integration.

Big commercial and industrial customers have increasing...