Strengthening the Grid: Insights to Actions for Improved T&D Resiliency

Strengthening the Grid: Insights to Actions for Improved T&D Resiliency

August 29, 2023 | Online :: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 : Eastern Time

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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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, Structural Resiliency, is often overlooked.

When structures 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 structure failures in major weather events which lowers the time and cost of service restoration. Ensuring structural resiliency requires ongoing vigilance, and this discussion introduces the targeted approaches enabled by data that allow utilities to tackle the challenge efficiently.

Join us for a presentation of approaches utilities are adopting to harden overhead lines and substation infrastructure using available and newly collected data in the field to improve structural resiliency. We will discuss the latest proven approaches for proactively hardening your grid infrastructure including innovative modeling methods and technology, methods for strengthening existing structures, and strategic ways to replace key structures with new, stronger structures. You will learn how a number of utilities are managing resiliency as an ongoing process rather than a reactive event.

  • Understand your structural risk – How is your utility currently addressing structural risk to extreme weather or events? You’ll learn about efficient and reliable methods using data, to better understand your structural risk.
  • Define your resiliency goals – What events are you designing to withstand? Find out what other utilities are using as the design criteria for their resiliency construction standards.
  • Develop a plan to achieve your resiliency goals – What can be implemented to be successful both short and long term? Learn current short-term and long-term strategies currently being implemented.


Hank Foley, Senior Director of Transmission Infrastructure Solutions, Osmose

Hank Foley is the Senior Director of Transmission Infrastructure Solutions at Osmose with over 17 years of experience in the assessment, remediation, and life extension of steel utility structures and has been heavily involved in program and process development while serving in roles within the Operations, Contracts, and Business Development support teams. He is a NACE/ AMPP Corrosion Technologist, a certified Project Management Professional, and a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. [email protected]

Chad Newton, Portfolio Director – Wood Infrastructure, Osmose

Chad Newton is the Portfolio Director – Wood Infrastructure at Osmose. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an 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 Resilience 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]

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Strengthening the Grid: Insights to Actions for Improved T&D Resiliency

August 29, 2023 | Online
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