UU 203: System Hardening: Strategy, Tactics, and Cost Recovery
- Room: 217B
- Session Number:UU 203
Monday, January 27, 2020: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The goal of this course is to provide an overview of system hardening for North American utilities, including all of the information needed to develop a hardening strategy, select hardening tactics, and design a system hardening plan that has a high likelihood of receiving favorable cost recovery treatment by regulators.
Attendees will learn:
- Learn the relationships between reliability, resiliency, and hardening.
- Learn the primary types of major events and the key hardening issues associated with each.
- Learn how to develop a hardening strategy and a hardening roadmap, including key performance indicators.
- Learn different hardening tactics and how they apply to different types of major events.
- Learn how to perform a benefit-to-cost assessment to demonstrate whether a hardening plan is cost justified.
- Learn how to best engage regulators to maximize the likelihood of full cost recovery.
- Learn about two hardening case studies from major U.S. utilities.
This course will be most valuable for the following people:
- Electric utility employees from engineers to department heads.
- Engineers and consultants that provide services to electric utilities.
- Vendors that supply products and services to electric utilities related to system resiliency and storm hardening.
- Most value will come to those involved in system reliability, system planning, system engineering, storm planning, storm response, standards, and rate case cost justification.
Prerequisite skills, knowledge, certifications:
There are no pre-requisites for attendance, but a basic knowledge of distribution systems, distribution equipment, and related terminology will be helpful.