The Grid Mod Pod | Episode 6: How Data Science is Transforming Grid Management with Tom Martin

by Dr. Elizabeth Cook, AEIC DER Subcommittee Chair

Welcome to the Grid Mod Pod, brought to you by AEIC. In this podcast, you’ll hear from the utility industry’s top operations leaders on how their companies are working to modernize and improve our ever-evolving power grid. Thank you for joining us.

In this episode, we’re joined by Tom Martin, Vice President of Data Science Solutions at E Source. Here’s what you’ll learn when you listen in:

  • Why the ever-increasing amount and quality of data available allows for more granular, accurate grid insights instead of broad “peanut-butter spread” assumptions
  • How PPL Electric Utilities used data science to solve reliability and performance challenges in the Northeast region
  • How data science can be used to solve vegetation management challenges in an actionable manner
  • Why utilities should use data science to invest in all resources as opposed to the one that needs the most attention
  • Why utilities have moved away from aspiring to have perfect sets of data
  • How a utility helped a lower-income community save money on vegetation management using data science