NARUC's Winter Policy Summit
The 2021 NARUC Winter Policy Summit was held virtually and presided over by President Paul Kjellander. The Summit was an online success, with well attended sessions and panels on a slew of fascinating topics.
This joint meeting combined the Committee on Electricity with the Committee on Critical Infrastructure to examine how advanced technologies for infrastructure resiliency and vegetation management can help utilities face natural disasters from wildfires to winter storms. The resiliency of the power sector continues to be at the forefront of state and national regulatory conversations, and technologies to enhance service resilience are constantly evolving. Grid-hardening technologies help prevent system failures and keep the lights stay on. Moderated by Chair of the District of Columbia Public Service Commission, Willie Phillips, listen in on excerpts from this joint panel.
Chair, District of Columbia Public Service Commission, Willie Phillips: This panel will examine the technologies that will enhance grid resilience while mitigating the risk of natural disasters. Talk a little bit about our topic of emerging technologies.