Lessons We Learned From Sandy

Extreme weather events and preparation for the damage they cause are nothing new to the electric utility industry. Electric companies have long prided themselves on the ability to respond to emergency conditions by marshalling large numbers of men, equipment and materials and working around the clock to restore power to their customers. Over time this capability has steadily improved with use of better emergency planning methods, application of outage management technologies, and efforts to avoid damage through design and construction enhancements generally referred to as storm hardening.