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Spring 2017 SDS Consortium Recap: What a Week! - Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Ampirical sponsors and presents at latest power industry gathering

MANDEVILLE, La. —Last week, over 160 professionals arrived at Ameren Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri for a week of conversation and collaboration. This Spring’s SDS Consortium saw more attendees than ever before and offered Ampirical team members the opportunity to learn best practices, network with others, and present Ampirical’s services to various utilities. 

The SDS consortium is important for utilities and consulting firms like Ampirical Solutions who work directly with the utilities on a day to day basis. Additionally, SDS has technology partners such as Autodesk and SBS who attend. Having the diversity of developers, engineers, and end users together allows the opportunity to find common grounds for improving practices and technologies for the power industry as a whole. 

"The future is only one creative idea away from us and the SDS consortium gives us an opportunity to learn from one another and present ideas that we could only have dreamed of a few years ago.” Said Ricky Gray, Senior Engineer. "The combined efforts of the SDS consortium members and attendees has already revolutionized numerous engineering and design practices.”

With the SDS Consortium continuing to drive standards to promote common library development from internal resources, external partners, and/or equipment managers, the sky is the limit in terms of what this biannual meeting is capable of for the power industry. 

Ampirical wishes to thank all of the many people and sponsors who made this Spring’s Consortium possible-and last, but not least our gracious host: Ameren.  


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