UBBA: What New Federal Funding Means for Smart Utilities

In the latest round of federal government funding, The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 has allocated $11.7 billion to fund innovative clean energy programs. Add this to the previous year of IIJA, NTIA & BEAD funding, and it is easy to see why there are so many questions from utilities and their technology partners. Utilities face regulatory and consumer pressures that require telecommunications transformation. Join UBBA Members and our sponsor, Telit, for a roundtable discussion moderated by the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) to explore what this new funding may mean for IoT smart energy solutions.

This panel will include experts throughout the solution chain to highlight what the IRA could mean for various solution areas. With our energy ecosystem partners, we will explore how to leverage the IRA in the IoT smart utility sector. Panelists include: Ali Mohammed (New York Power Authority), Jitender Vohra (Telit), Chris Guttman-McCabe (Anterix), and Ron Krzoska (Hitachi Energy).

Attendees will learn:

  • What the IRA 2022 means from multiple viewpoints, including operators, utilities, spectrum owners, and device and module vendors
  • How the funding will enable more spectrum and the deployment of more private networks to support smart grid, broadband, cybersecurity, and EV charging needs, and more
  • How this act will empower solution providers to expand their offerings to support utilities