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Resilient Smart Grid Customers


This workshop will build upon the "Identifying and Predicting Weather Impacts on Utility Systems" Workshop that was held at BNL in December 2013. The majority of the issues that utilities deal with are a result of weather i.e., extreme hot or cold, hurricane, ice, and flooding to name a few. Resiliency is building stronger utilities, making the whole system and the process resilient, and enabling critical customers to "sustain their critical operations."

Topics to include the following:

  • Critical Customers
    - Definition of Critical Customers
    - How are Critical Customers Identified
    - Communication to Critical Customers
    - Needs of Critical Customers
    - Pre-identified
    - Actual
  • Communication
    - Communication to Critical Customers
    - Communication to general public
    - Communication to the local government
    - Communication before, during and after, especially priorities

Guest Presenters

  • Larisa Dobriansky, Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and Energy Policy General MicroGrids
  • Charlie Scirbona, Department Manager-Smart Grid Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • Robert Broadwater, Chief Technology Officer Electrical Distribution Design, Inc.
  • Robert Kwartin, Vice President ICF International
  • William Raisch, Director, Global Risk Network International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) New York University
  • Alan Berscheid, National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) Los Alamos National Laboratory

Evening Events

Registered participants are invited to attend the welcome reception.

Welcome Reception Details
Berkner Hall, Bldg. 488
Main Lobby
Thursday Night
April 3, 2014 5:00-6:00 PM
Fee: US $50/pp

Workshop Accommodations

Click on the "Workshop Information" tab above to find accommodation information.

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Last Modified: December 27, 2017