The devastation in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias - and more recently, Hurricane Ida - underscores the severity of recent weather and complexity of storm response.
Uniquely positioned to innovate, utilities should seek to consolidate and streamline field operations - mitigating risk, reducing expense, and protecting customers.
A once-in-a-decade winter storm in Texas. A historic wildfire spreading in California. A category four hurricane slamming Louisiana. Billion-dollar hail storms, tornadoes, and flooding.
2021 has been an unprecedented year for extreme weather.
Utilities are at an inflection point, but grid modernization doesn’t need to be paralyzing: technological innovation in one area - like storm response - reduces risk and lowers costs, freeing budget for other upgrades to the grid.
Specifically, utilities require a dynamic, secure, and interoperable field platform during storm response to streamline operations and keep communities safe.