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Automating the Grid of the Future


Premathilake leads the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and services division at Hubbell Power System. She is responsible for driving the expansion in smart infrastructure solutions and advancing marketing capabilities across her division. Prior to joining Hubbell, she served as SVP of Advanced Metering Infrastructure at Aclara where she led the company’s transformational growth.

Premathilake brings 20 years of multi-industry experience that spans product management, marketing, and engineering and includes senior level position at Johnson Controls where she was responsible for the Power Solutions business. She started her career at Culligan International’s commercial and industrial division.

Premathilake holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical Engineering from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University, Chicago.

As utilities move towards a more decarbonized energy future maintaining reliability is crucial. Building a grid that can effectively accommodate DERs, renewables, and EVs will require a distributed automation ecosystem to ensure a reliable and resilient power supply. This session will explore the current status of DA and its future potential.