The need for grid resilience
has never been greater
Major weather incidents such as superstorm Sandy, cause widespread power outages
with devastating costs. The frequency of such incidents in recent years, coupled with
increasing risk of cyber-and physical security attacks, has brought the need for greater
electric grid resilience to the forefront of concern of government and the power industry.
The Department of Homeland Security and Counterterrorism is charged with developing
an integrated set of planning frameworks for incident prevention, protection, mitigation,
response and recovery. Many utilities are undertaking formal initiatives to improve
their grid resilience through T&D grid reinforcements, better vegetation management,
extended mutual aid agreements, emergency preparedness drills, smart grid technology
implementations and incident management process improvements.
Call on GridBright for help implementing smart distribution and incident management solutions.