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.
There are many design, operational, and organizational aspects that affect system resiliency. Sectionalizing circuits, planning, mutual assistance, and smart grid integration are examples of the broad diversity of factors that affect system resilience. Very often, however, the critical component of wood pole structural resiliency is overlooked.
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.
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To learn more about how Osmose can help, please contact your Osmose professional, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or register for the webinar below.
Storm Season is Here
Learn the Role of Structural Resiliency in System Resiliency
This webinar will cover 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
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Presenters: Chad Newton, Director Product Management, Wood Infrastructure - Osmose
Nelson Bingel, Chairman - National Electrical Safety Code