T&D Times - Sept 2021
Storm Season Is Here
Learn the Role of Structural Resiliency in System Resiliency
The issue of system resiliency has garnered a lot of attention in the utility industry. Both electric and telecommunication utility companies have moved resiliency to the forefront of their key initiatives.
Resiliency is first measured by how robust an electrical/communication grid is to thereby minimize service outages in a major weather event. The second metric of resiliency is how quickly service is restored.
Wood Pole Structural Resiliency
When a wood pole fails during a major storm, more outages occur, and it takes longer and costs more to restore service. Retaining structural integrity and even upgrading structural resiliency does reduce pole failures in major weather events which lowers the time and cost of service restoration. Withstanding a high impact event and recovering quickly has utility companies re-thinking how to invest in their infrastructure.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Watch this webinar covering the role that structural resiliency plays in the overall system resiliency of our electric and telecommunication grid through the following topics:
- NESC construction criteria establish baseline structural resiliency
- The impact of poor structural resiliency on overall system resiliency
- Methods to identify weak structural resiliency in your system
- Methods to improve structural resiliency
Presenters: Chad Newton, Osmose, and Nelson Bingel, NESC