Using Technology to Maximize Data Collection to Increase Grid Resiliency

Using Technology to Maximize Data Collection to Increase Grid Resiliency

November 2, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

New technologies and tools help utilities better understand the condition of their infrastructure. Data collection using digital collection technology, digital measurement technology, and LiDAR and image recognition can efficiently produce high-accuracy maps. The collected data can be combined with back-office pole loading analysis and make-ready engineering software to accurately provide invaluable pole plant models and vegetation management assessments.

Collecting and processing outside plant attributes using technology, facilitates faster, safer, and efficient permitting and construction and ensures compliance with regulatory and contract requirements. This session provides an overview of UAV, LiDAR, and infrared inspection technologies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze key trends in telecommunications in the U.S. market and their impact on utilities
  • Review the current challenges that telecommunications providers face in providing broadband
  • Review the current challenges pole owners face in complying with joint use regulations and maintaining reliability and resiliency metrics
  • Understand regulations and requirements pertaining to inspections and audits of utility infrastructure
  • Discuss best practices for inspections and audits of utility infrastructure
  • Outline strategies to collect and process data using proven technology


Wednesday, November 2, 2022 : Central Time

12:50 – 1:00 p.m.
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1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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Welcome and introductions

Industry trends and drivers

  • Joint use regulations and requirements
  • Utility reliability metrics
  • Challenges facing pole owners and broadband providers

Data collection and management, technical solutions

    • Techniques
    • Tactics

Summary and questions


Ron Bilodeau, Director, Strategic Solutions – Technical Services, Osmose

Ron Bilodeau is Director, Strategic Solutions – Technical Services with Osmose. Ron has more than 35 years of experience in both telecommunications construction and electric utility operations management. Ron earned an MBA and a BA in Communications and Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Certified Project Management Professional and is a Business Professor at the College of Southern Nevada. In his current role with Osmose, he provides solutions and recommendations to the utility and broadband industries on a wide-ranging scope of requirements including overhead distribution and infrared inspections, joint use, broadband buildout, and wireless attachment and colocation programs and processes.



Using Technology to Maximize Data Collection to Increase Grid Resiliency

November 2, 2022 | Online
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