FREE Webinar on Grid Resiliency and Storm Response!
BEST PRACTICES FOR GRID RESILIENCY
AND STORM RESPONSE ON U.S. DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Date and time: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Event number: 821 324 708
Event password: DSTAR7
Power delivery systems, particularly distribution systems in the United States, whether they are overhead or underground, have always been vulnerable to the effects of major storms. In fact, virtually every utility has had to respond to a major storm event in its history. Some utilities, because of their geography, must deal with such events nearly every year. For most utilities, “storm events” include hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, thunderstorms, lightning, sleet, snow and ice. DSTAR recently commissioned a study of the best practices for utility storm response. The study examined the practices, procedures and experiences of U.S. utilities during major storm occurrences with the goal of understanding and conveying what went right and what went wrong during the build-up, restoration and ramp-down phases. The investigation included detailed utility surveys, interviews with storm bosses, vendors and consultants, and reviews of reports, proceedings, and papers. The result is a comprehensive discussion of many important aspects of storm restoration with an emphasis on best practices and lessons-learned from past experiences.
This webinar summarizes some discussion items and key findings from this study, particularly revealing cases, and recommendations from utility experiences.
To register for this event, please use the attached link.