With the boom of smart devices, the pace of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies is growing rapidly. The enterprise potential continues to grow as utilities explore practical use cases, and these efforts increasingly intersect with opportunities made possible by Internet of Things (IoT) technology such as sensors and connected devices that help build a more integrated and extended utility landscape.

As the utility industry continues to incorporate innovative digital technologies, deploying AR and VR is helping to transform training, maintenance, and field operations. These emerging technologies are quickly becoming more mainstream, and this industry panel session will review practical applications that overcome some of the challenges utilities face in bringing it into field operations.

The session will include coverage of safely putting virtual assets into workers’ real-world situation/surroundings without distracting from potential hazards, providing remote assistance for new/less experienced workers through real-time virtual access to an experienced advisor, visualizing outstanding work and site hazards and taking maps from 2D to 3D to better interpret data and provide faster access to important information.
 

Timestamps:

  • Agenda - 3:00
  • AR Strategy for Utilities - 13:00
  • Case Study at Southern California Gas - 21:30
  • When to Adopt - 33:40

Speakers

  • Brian McMillin, Southern California Gas Company
  • Duncan Long, Product Line Manager, Clevest