How Will Your Structures Withstand the Coming Storms?

How Will Your Structures Withstand the Coming Storms?

July 28, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

Overview

Are your essential grid structures really prepared to withstand and bounce back from nature’s fury? The frequency and severity of disruptive weather events continue to rise and so does the pressure on utilities to harden their grid infrastructure. While system resiliency has jumped to the top of the strategic priority list for electric and telecommunications companies, one of the foundational components of grid infrastructure, wood pole Structural Resiliency™, is often overlooked.

When wood poles fail during a weather event (extreme or sporadic), more outages occur, and it takes longer and costs more to restore service. Retaining or upgrading structural resiliency reduces pole failures in major weather events which lower the time and cost of service restoration. Ensuring structural resiliency requires ongoing vigilance and prudent investment, and this webinar introduces a targeted approach to fund and address the challenge of structural resiliency as a service.

Join us for a webinar to discuss new approaches to utility system resilience, starting with the foundational element: structural resiliency. We’ll share the latest proven approaches for proactively funding and executing the hardening of your grid infrastructure. In this webinar, we will cover how to manage improved resiliency as an ongoing process rather than a reactive event and show tangible financial benefits to the investments made.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand there are many approaches to utility system resilience and develop a greater understanding of one foundational element: structural resiliency
  • Discover proven approaches to proactively fund and execute the hardening of your grid infrastructure
  • Learn how to manage improved structural resiliency as an ongoing process rather than a reactive event
  • Learn tangible financial benefits to the investments made for structural resiliency

Agenda

Thursday, July 28, 2022 : Central Time

12:50 – 1:00 p.m.
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1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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  • Define grid resiliency
  • Overview of wood distribution infrastructure it’s importance to resiliency
  • Investment strategies for wood pole plants
  • Strategic approaches and solutions for plant health and resiliency
  • Storm resiliency case studies
  • Building a structural resiliency program

    Instructors

    Chad Newton is the Portfolio Director – Wood Infrastructure at Osmose. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is active in the IEEE PES Overhead Lines Subcommittee, a member of ASC O5, and a member of AWPA. In his current role, he oversees the design, development, and implementation of Osmose’s industry-leading wood pole inspection and restoration products and services as well as Osmose’s Structural Resiliency™ as a Service. He and his team focus on bringing valuable innovation in the areas of evaluation, life extension, and strengthening of wood poles to enable a more structurally resilient grid. [email protected]


    Connor Spencer is a Solutions Consultant at Osmose. He is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and spent his career prior to joining Osmose working in finance and strategy at Capital One and UpCounsel, a small startup in San Francisco. Connor is responsible for financial modeling for distribution plant asset management investment strategies and works with the rest of Osmose’s Solutions Consulting team to refine financial messaging across all of Osmose’s product lines.  [email protected] 

    Location

    We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

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    How Will Your Structures Withstand the Coming Storms?

    July 28, 2022 | Online
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