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S3EP23: Managing the Electrical Grid

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S3EP23: Managing the Electrical Grid
March 13, 2024

S3EP23: Managing the Electrical Grid

This episode features an interview between Bill Pfeifer and Arnaud Langer, Global Managing Partner Edge and IoT at Atos.

Arnaud Langer

Arnaud Langer

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Episode Transcript

This episode features an interview between Bill Pfeifer and Arnaud Langer, Global Managing Partner Edge and IoT at Atos. At Atos, Arnaud is focused on helping customers navigate their legacy-to-edge or cloud-to-edge transformations, leveraging the power of 5G, Edge, and IoT technologies.

They dive into Arnaud’s work in the energy industry and the complexities of digital transformations in that space. They also discuss sustainability, optimization, and forward looking edge trends.

Key Quotes:

“When you think about the inertia of a power plant, think about a gas or oil based power plant, you've got about a 24-hour inertia on it. So, that means that you need to plan ahead 24 hours how much power will be consumed. A nuclear power plant is about a week and solar is about 10 seconds. If you've got a cloud your solar array shuts down. So we're definitely looking at a different type of management for the grid.”

01:15 How Arnaud got started in tech

05:53 The complexity of the tech stack needed to solve business problems

09:22 The intricacies of edge and IoT in the energy industry

13:26 Coordinating energy consumption and use

17:02 Modernizing old tech

19:36 The OT mindset in the energy industry and refresh cycles

26:02 The surprising cost of sensors

30:13 Forward looking edge and IoT trends

36:12 Advice for companies on edges strategies


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Over the Edge is hosted by Bill Pfeifer, and was created by Matt Trifiro and Ian Faison. Executive producers are Matt Trifiro, Ian Faison, Jon Libbey and Kyle Rusca. The show producer is Erin Stenhouse. The audio engineer is Brian Thomas. Additional production support from Elisabeth Plutko.


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