As Day 3 focused on current and future uses of AI, today’s presentations discussed automating error detection and tools that simplify the development of new solutions. Day 4 presentations highlighted near-term innovations that will not only improve internal processes but painted a future where robotic processes can fill the gaps in missing data. These new developments drove vigorous internal collaborations.
The day began with presentations on new innovations for detecting errors and verifying geolocation in the submittals from program implementers and contractors. This breakthrough promises to improve data quality for future client program impact evaluations. Another presenter discussed a new feature that will anonymize confidential customer information that may facilitate ANB teams providing further support to their clients. ANB support for distributed generation application processes extends beyond software support, as the next presenter’s talk showed how ANB also provides needed manpower to reduce application backlogs. The final presentation of the day discussed robotic process automation where the software performs human interactions when debugging or error correction.
Energize 2023 will take a well-deserved break for the weekend that will allow ANBites to contemplate the thought-provoking presentations from the first four days. Next week’s presentations will feature a series of external speakers from both inside and outside the energy industry. No doubt these insightful talks will spur new advances and applications for ANB products.
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.