Updating grid data

It includes a practical way to visualize benefits and costs, and to find the optimal balance between resiliency and cost. It shows for a hypothetical utility the post-outage time needed to restore service to 90 percent of customers, known in the industry as “CR-90.” In this case, the lowest total costs, from both outage and grid-hardening costs, would be about 9 million for a 65-hour CR-90 restoration time.

The graph also shows that getting the CR-90 time to less than a day would cost more than twice that amount.

While America’s utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including storm surges, floods, heat storms and droughts continue to increase in intensity and frequency.

In this environment, utilities, governments and other stakeholders need to take longer and deeper looks at building resilience to limit and mitigate the risks to customers. The American power grid comprises over

It includes a practical way to visualize benefits and costs, and to find the optimal balance between resiliency and cost. It shows for a hypothetical utility the post-outage time needed to restore service to 90 percent of customers, known in the industry as “CR-90.” In this case, the lowest total costs, from both outage and grid-hardening costs, would be about $169 million for a 65-hour CR-90 restoration time.The graph also shows that getting the CR-90 time to less than a day would cost more than twice that amount.While America’s utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including storm surges, floods, heat storms and droughts continue to increase in intensity and frequency.

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It includes a practical way to visualize benefits and costs, and to find the optimal balance between resiliency and cost. It shows for a hypothetical utility the post-outage time needed to restore service to 90 percent of customers, known in the industry as “CR-90.” In this case, the lowest total costs, from both outage and grid-hardening costs, would be about $169 million for a 65-hour CR-90 restoration time.

The graph also shows that getting the CR-90 time to less than a day would cost more than twice that amount.

While America’s utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including storm surges, floods, heat storms and droughts continue to increase in intensity and frequency.

In this environment, utilities, governments and other stakeholders need to take longer and deeper looks at building resilience to limit and mitigate the risks to customers. The American power grid comprises over $1 trillion in physical assets; protecting them from risks that threaten life, property and economic activity can be costly.

The software side of our grid is becoming as, if not more, vulnerable as the hardware side.

trillion in physical assets; protecting them from risks that threaten life, property and economic activity can be costly.

The software side of our grid is becoming as, if not more, vulnerable as the hardware side.

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have increased the urgency of acting to make our electricity grids more resilient.But this modernization requires regulatory approval and time to deploy; the recent hurricanes should serve as strong signals to accelerate the pace and scale of smart grid deployment.In addition, utilities must ensure that the data and communications networks that smart grid technologies depend on are also resilient.ICF helped the Department of Energy develop this process as part of its 2016 guide to risk assessment for sea-level rise and storm surge.With a clear understanding of the goals for an assessment, each step in this basic sequence then needs to be fleshed out.

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