Manager of SCADA & System Operations
Reed is an engineer at Flint Energies, an electric cooperative located in central Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Mercer University and has been working in SCADA and automation since day 1 of his career, leading the rollout of Flint’s distribution automation system in an effort to reduce outage time. Reed focuses on using the vast amount of operational data available from existing assets to improve safety and efficiency in the control room, as well as aid in system planning.
Panel: Revamping Legacy SCADA Systems: Approaches and Challenges for Modernization in the 21st Century
Reed Wells, Manager of SCADA & System Operation, Flint Energies
Haakon Sullivan, Electrical Engineering Specialist, City of Prince George
Jake Hawkes, Sr. Product Manager, Enterprise SCADA, Aveva
This panel session will focus on modernizing legacy SCADA systems, particularly those designed and implemented in the 19th & 20th century, to meet the demands of the 21st century. The panelists will discuss approaches and challenges for upgrading SCADA systems, including the latest trends and technologies, best practices, and strategies for overcoming obstacles.
As we move into a more connected and digitalized era there are many reasons why companies need to modernize the way they interface with and use their SCADA systems. Examples include, customer satisfaction, regulation, efficiency and safety.