​As our industry continues to evolve and the grid incorporates increasingly complex systems, it is essential that co-ops have adequate tools for training and operations. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology may be beneficial in providing enhanced data and information for a variety of essential functions, including emergency response, new employee training, safety protocol, among others. This article presents an introduction to AR/VR technology and some of the considerations co-ops may want to include in their investment decision-making.

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