hurricane, weather, response, security, change, preparation, reliability, resiliency, response, grid response, natural disasters, terrorist attacks
Grid reliability and resiliency are not the same, but are strongly interlinked. Cyberattacks and hacks, aging infrastructure and disastrous weather events make it harder than ever for energy transmission and distribution (T&D) companies to keep power flowing and to restore power when outages do occur. Customers’, regulators’ and politicians’ scrutiny of grid performance and power restoration, especially during catastrophic events, also continues to increase.
This track focuses on solutions and lessons learned regarding identifying areas of highest reliability risk to the T&D network from vegetation, aging assets or terrorism in an effort to reduce the number, duration and impact of power outages. These solutions often include strategies focused on hardening the assets. Other solutions include, but are not limited to, outage management, workforce management and fleet management solutions.