New Trends and Technologies in Safety

PRESENTATION: Banunarayanan

This panel session will look at case studies in safety that incorporate new methods and cutting-edge technologies. Solutions such as augmented reality, drones, remote diagnostics, and exoskeletons will be discussed and useful case studies presented by industry experts. The goal of this session is to provide participants with knowledge and industry trends that will enable them to evaluate their co-op safety practices and adopt new process and technologies as appropriate.


  • Don Bowman – Chief Operating Officer – Wake Electric Cooperative
  • Bud Branham – Director, Safety and Loss Prevention – NRECA
  • Venkat Banunarayanan – Senior Director, Distributed Energy – NRECA