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The Power of Data Analytics in Electric Utilities – An Industry Perspective with a Focus on Asset Management by Dr Siri Varadan

Data analytics is one of the hottest jobs and a good understanding of data and its effective presentation is a highly desirable attribute in today’s industry.  Data visualisation enables clearer information transfer and more effective management when it is visualised, for example as colours, bubbles and different font sizes.

The IEEE Power & Energy Society Student Branch Chapter at The University of Manchester organised its 2nd Distinguished Lecture Program (DLP) of the year themed “The Power of Data Analytics in Electric Utilities – An Industry Perspective” by Dr Siri Varadan, Global Director of Strategic Solutions for Asset Management at Hitachi ABB Power Grids.

This webinar focused on using field data obtained from sensors monitoring field assets. The crucial question “what to do with this data?” is the main topic. Use cases were presented demonstrating how data analytics can be used for determining asset health, criticality and remedial actions. The session also deals with the topic of decision-making based on data-driven facts.

About the Speaker

Dr Siri Varadan is the global director of Product Management for a portfolio of software products related to asset management at Hitachi ABB Power Grids (HAPG). Some of these products include APM (Asset Performance Management), Asset Investment Planning (AIP) and Data Analytics Solutions for outage management and work management. Based on this, the talk brought his extensive practical experience in asset management projects to the students and early career researchers.

The University of Manchester IEEE PES SBC organising committee would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr Varadan for this extraordinary talk.