PDi2 Publishes Utility Resiliency Playbook
Coopersville, MI – December 10, 2019 – Resiliency programs can deliver significant benefits, especially to reduce the frequency or duration of power outages. Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative (PDi2) has published a Utility Infrastructure Resiliency Playbook that focuses specifically on strategic undergrounding as an approach that can provide a positive cost and benefit outcome. Recognizing that undergrounding strategies can be part of an overall resiliency plan that can be difficult to get approved and implemented, the Playbook contains case studies of successful projects and defines key steps to create a program.
These steps include the following:
- DEFINING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
- CREATING A RESILIENCY PROGRAM
- DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM PLAN
- OBTAINING APPROVAL
- COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
- CONTRACTOR STRATEGY
- PROGRAM KPIs
- REPORTING PROGRAM PROGRESS
- EVALUATING OVERALL PROGRAM SUCCESS
- OTHER IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES
These presentations are available for download at www.pdi2.org/resources. In the coming weeks, a resource library of all the documents used to compile the Playbook, will be available at www.pdi2.org.
Our mission is to help the North American power industry make informed decisions about transmission and distribution infrastructure investment, rate-based recovery, resiliency, and reliability.
Our approach is holistic including collecting data and information on investment strategies, technology, construction techniques, resiliency to weather events, land values, technical or geographic constraints and encouraging new ways of thinking that provide an opportunity to change the cost-benefit discussion related to infrastructure projects.
The group is comprised of suppliers of goods and services to the North American power transmission and distribution industry. Current members include: Borealis, Dow, IMCORP, Prysmian, Southwire, Quanta Services, G&W Electric, Burns & McDonnell and TT Technologies.
For more information visit www.pdi2.org.