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The emerging need for improved power quality

Power quality is a major concern for anyone involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of power, as well as for many industrial and commercial consumers. From the influx of renewable on to the grid to the increasing demand for reactive power compensation to network surge sensitivity in data centers, billions of dollars in revenue are lost each year as a result of power quality issues that cause hours of downtime, lost productivity and the need to repair or replace equipment prematurely leading to higher energy bills. With the right analysis and solutions, both utilities and consumers can tackle power quality issues so that the broad benefits can be fully realized.

This webinar dives into what power quality is and why it matters, what challenges it poses to utility, renewable and industrial applications, as well as ways to improve reliability and availability of power in the supply network, ensure energy efficiency and help lower the impact on the environment.


Gary Rackliff

VP of Smart Grids of North America

Gary leads Hitachi Energy’s smart grid initiative in North America, which includes business development, alliances and partnerships, strategy, sales, and marketing. Gary has 30 years of T&D experience, working for Hitachi Energy in Raleigh, NC the last 20 years. Gary chairs the NEMA Smart Grid Council and is a member of the GridWise Alliance, the DistribuTECH Advisory Committee, and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster Advisory Committee.

Robert Lowe

Business Development Manager, High Voltage Products, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Since joining Hitachi Energy in 2014, Robert has held various marketing roles, working first as a Channel Marketing Manager and Business Development Manager for Power-One, an aquisition of Hitachi Energy that provides renewable energy, power conversion and power management solutions. In his current role, Robert supports our High Voltage Business as a Business Development Manager. Prior to joining Hitachi Energy, Robert worked as a Management Consultant for Agribusiness. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.

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