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Reinvesting in Infrastructure for Reliable Transmission and Distribution - Jared Argyle, Vice President and General Manager, Marmon Utilities LLC (Hendrix)


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Jared Argyle from Marmon Utilities LLC (Hendrix), a solution provider company at the marcus evans Transmission & Distribution Summit 2012, discusses why investing and reinvesting in the existing infrastructures can improve reliability and efficiency.
Interview with: Jared Argyle, Vice President and General Manager, Marmon Utilities LLC (Hendrix)

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Reinvesting in Infrastructure for Reliable Transmission and Distribution - Jared Argyle, Vice President and General Manager, Marmon Utilities LLC (Hendrix)

  1. 1. Reinvesting in Infrastructure for Reliable Transmission and Distribution Why do utilities need to address To act quickly and cost effectively, distribution-related system utilities need solution providers who hardening? understand their game plan, can help identify where improvements would be Utilities need complete solution most effective, and move rapidly to packages so they can deliver reliable make the improvements, without tying power at the lowest possible cost and up limited engineering and other without taxing their internal resources. resources. Providing a total solution, one that bundles products, services, and Why are solutions like spacer cable expertise, allows utilities to implement systems so important to improving distribution-hardening solutions in the distribution system reliability? most affected areas without taking awayInterview with: Jared Argyle, Vice resources from ongoing operations. The Smart Grid movement has resultedPresident and General Manager, in funding initiatives for hardeningMarmon Utilities LLC (Hendrix) How can utilities respond to infrastructure. This gives Investor increasing public and regulatory Owned Utilities (IOU) options for scrutiny concerning storm and improving their level of service and disaster response? responding proactively to ratepayersInvesting in stronger distribution and public service can bring about a more robust Utilities are facing increased levels ofsystem, says Jared Argyle, Vice scrutiny by the public and regulatory/ For example, Hendrix is implementingPresident and General Manager, government agencies, who demand a large storm-hardening project for aHendrix. Strengthening the system’s instant responses in the face of storms major IOU in the Midwest.backbone would increase efficiency of and natural disasters. Hurricane Sandyelectric power distribution and would is just one recent case in point. How do these solutions providealso strengthen reliability and efficiency, distribution improvements at thehe adds. lowest possible cost? TotalFrom a solution provider company at The total distribution-hardening solutionthe upcoming marcus evans package eliminates duplication ofTransmission & Distribution Summit services, lowers total costs, and adds2012, in Dallas, Texas, November12-14, Argyle explains why the next distribution future value. Utilities with distribution hardening challenges can simplygeneration Smart Grid technology mustinclude a more robust distribution hardening determine which areas would benefit the most and project implementation can be solutionssystem. done quickly and cost effectively.How do recent trends and What are some of the innovativeinnovations in the industry affectthe distribution system? improve tools used to implement distribution hardening projects?The industry is undergoing a massive reliability One of the key tools benefitting IOUs isinnovation as it moves towards a Smart the Aerial Cable Systems SolutionsGrid. But a Smart Grid is more than justcommunication, system control, outage without Center, a cloud-based knowledge database, allowing multi-directionalreporting, and self-healing devices. over-taxing communication between the utility’s personnel and distribution-hardening internalThe backbone of the Smart Grid is still experts across various levels of anthe distribution circuits themselves. organization from any computer, laptopThey need to be better, stronger, and or smart phone.more technologically advanced to meettoday’s challenges. Smart devices are resources Most recently an application for smartmeaningless if distribution circuits are phones was added to the system for useunreliable. by field personnel.
  2. 2. About the Transmission & Distribution Summit 2012 The Energy Network - marcus evans Summits group delivers This unique forum will take place at The Westin Stonebriar, Dallas, Texas, peer-to-peer information on November 12-14, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or strategic matters, professional trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought trends and breakthrough leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. innovations. The Summit includes presentations on transmission development, electric utility systems maintenance methodology and how to efficiently manage a critical infrastructure audit. Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly Contact limited. Maria Gregoriou, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Hendrix Aerial Cable SystemsHendrix Aerial Cable Systems provides the benchmark Spacer Cable system, an innovative overhead electrical distribution systemthat solves utility reliability problems, significantly reduces weather-related power outages, and provides options for areas difficultto engineer with standard bare wire systems. ISO 9001-certified Hendrix is a member company of The Marmon Group, which isowned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.www.Hendrix-wc.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsPower Generation APAC Summit - www.apacpowergen.comPower Plant Management Summit - www.ppm-summit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: