Soaring Upward Like a Mylar Balloon
Fortnightly Magazine - November 11 2020
Our industry has institutionalized innovation.
Connecting the Dots
One thing we can be proud of is that our association, NARUC, chose to stay relevant during this pandemic, a decision that will ultimately pay dividends to our members.
112 Innovators at 18 Organizations
All of the nominations are impressive and impactful for our industry and the public. All of them are celebrated in the following pages.
The Most Outstanding in Ten Categories
We selected the most outstanding in these ten categories: distributed generation, drones, environmental protection, microgrids, renewables integration, reliability and resilience, robotics, transmission, virtual reality, and wearables.
Through these profiles we aim to learn what drove the innovation, what's its essential benefit, and what aspect of their accomplishments did the innovators find most rewarding?
“All of what we would do if we were in the plant, we can do right there in the virtual space. As an instructor, I can sit and watch everybody. The workers loved it.”
“These automations are going to help Ameren save costs and in turn help reduce the bills for Ameren customers.”
Burns & McDonnell
“The RealWear device is a voice activated technology that reduces costs and make us more effective. At its core, it’s a safety technology that makes people hands free.”
“We’re extending our modeling tools to be able to capture this new set of technologies, thinking about where they might be in 10, 20 or 30 years.”