Weather events such as Sandy now represent a 'new normal', and utilities are investing billions of dollars in smart grid technology and installing stronger infrastructure to reduce power outages, enhance reliability and speed restoration.
Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
Infocast, the leading producer of business intelligence events in various industries, is set to host the System Resiliency and Service Restoration Summit on September 10-12, 2013 at the Almast Temple Club in Washington D.C. The event will explore the best practices from real-word case studies in emergency planning and system hardening from some of the nation's top utility companies.
In late 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit the Atlantic coast and caused more than one million power outages, affecting approximately 8.5 million customers and leaving utilities with the monumental challenge of responding and restoring services effectively and efficiently. Weather events such as Sandy now represent a "new normal", and utilities are investing billions of dollars in smart grid technology and installing stronger infrastructure to reduce power outages, enhance reliability and speed restoration.
One of the featured utilities at the event, PSE&G, has developed their Energy Strong program, which calls for $3.9 billion in investments over 10 years, to help reduce the number and duration of customer outrages. Director of Electric & Gas Asset Strategy, Ananda Kanapathy, will be a featured speaker delivering a case study on "Protecting the Grid Against Natural Disasters".
The System Resiliency and Service Restoration Summit will feature a roster of high-level speakers, including representatives from Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Department of Energy, PPL Electric Utilities, Northeast Utilities, Federal Communications Commission, BC Hydro, Georgia Power, Florida Power & Light and American Electric Power, among many others.
The Summit is the premier gathering place for utilities, municipalities, state regulators, government officials, smart grid technology developers and software vendors. Attendees will be able to hear firsthand from experts in their fields discuss the various challenges and opportunities that exist within the industry. Keynote address by Chairman Betty Ann Kane of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission will kick off the event.
For more information, to inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to register, visit http://www.infocastinc.com/resiliency13 or call 818-888-4444.
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