Over five days this January, the ANB team (ANBites) on two continents will meet virtually to prepare for 2022. Energize 2022 is ANB’s second internal all-hands conference. The first, Energize 2021, held in January 2021, focused on ANB’s core pillars of “Product, People, and Process.” ANBites gave presentations across nineteen “Lighting Talks” and eleven “Deep Dives.” ANBites were encouraged to develop presentations that not only educated their colleagues but enhanced their presentation skills. Topics ranged from technical discussions on digital transformation to collaboration in a remote work environment. The final day was a discussion on distributed generation trends and grid reliability led by one of ANB’s utility clients. The conference successfully energized ANBites themselves into a productive 2021.
To meet the new year’s challenges, Energize 2022 will prepare ANBites for achieving their roadmap for 2022. Following the same format as the first conference, Lighting Talks consisting of five-minute-high level quickfire presentations that will rapidly share knowledge of a specific topic. Following the Lighting talks, a Deep Dive will present a more extensive fifteen-minute analysis on a particular topic. The discussion themes will focus on Process, Products, and Technology. As part of ANB’s people pillar, this internal conference will expand ANBites expertise across the organization, invest in their development, and foster a culture of innovation.
With the rapid changes occurring in the energy industry, such as electric vehicles, increased emphasis on solar photovoltaics, and new currently unforeseen opportunities, having a road map of what lies ahead is a good idea. Meeting the new year’s challenges will take teamwork and a dedication to meeting the clients’ needs. Energize 2022 provides ANBites just that.
Written by – Michael Stockard
Michael Stockard is an independent consultant at Stockard Energy Advising and is a member of the Advisory Panel at ANB Systems. Michael has over 40 years of experience in the design and implementation of demand-side management programs.