Southern California Edison's substation group is facing a variety of issues as it prepares the SCE service territory for the increasing electrification of society. The utility is working to phase out sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) from its equipment, deploying condition-based maintenance as well as using advanced monitoring technologies to bring its power grid into the future. Mark Christiansen, manager of the substation group, will take you through the future landscape of substations the challenges and opportunities both with our business goals as well as new asset realms such as battery energy storage systems, giving you the benefit of his 20 years of experience in this field.
• SF6 phase out challenges, emissions controls, and program improvements
• Review of preventative maintenance program and predictive maintenance program advancements.
• Workforce challenges and opportunities, touching on new technologies.