Ann Moore is Global Industry Principal, Power & Utilities at AVEVA.
This year, DistribuTECH International had a theme of "Experience the Energy Movement," with thirteen educational tracks and a massive exposition floor holding over five hundred booths. The PUF team met up with innovators making a difference with emerging technologies useful to the grid space.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: AVEVA featured a lot of the utilities that work with your technology. Talk about that event. How did it go?
Ann Moore: This is for our utility customers' use-case sharing, even though we hosted this meeting, it's all of our customers who showcased their stories. They're getting together, collaborating, and they share their experiences over the last few years. Since COVID, we haven't met face to face for three years.
They all come together, brainstorm, and show off their latest developments using our PI system as their data foundation, and then build the innovative and creative applications on top, to bring value based on the data-driven decision making.
PUF: This is what many utilities and ISOs/RTOs use for collecting data in the platform. Explain a bit about that and what it does, for people who don't know much about it.
Ann Moore: Right. OSIsoft created the PI System. The company was founded in 1980. It's more than forty years old. The technology is basically a data platform and data infrastructure. Historically, it is called the PI historian.