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HOPE FOR THE BEST… PREPARE FOR THE WORST

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING FOR RESILIENCY IN BUILDINGS

 

Leadership at any well-managed organization can tell you the core function of their operations and their preparations for the key threats and opportunities they are facing. They see the capabilities they are building into their organizations to manage those threats as part of a risk management strategy crucial to organizational health. The same should be said for resilience planning in the physical infrastructure of their organizations. From hospitals, to manufacturers, to grocery stores, to residential buildings, building owners and managers need to consider disruptions from the natural environment and manmade events. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE


EAST MEETS WEST

THE ENERGY IMBALANCE MARKET GOLD RUSH

 

One hundred seventy years after folks from the East came West to find their fortunes in the mountains and streams of California, a new migration is occurring in the electricity sector– the energy imbalance market. Right now, two groups are staking their claim to be the dominant player in addressing real-time energy imbalances in the Western Interconnect. Why is energy imbalance service of such interest in the Western region? Doesn’t the open access transmission tariff already address this issue? Isn’t in-kind repayment of energy imbalances good enough? Why should I care? This article takes a look at the fundamentals of real-time energy imbalances and what it means for electric utilities in the Western Interconnect. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE


UPCOMING CONFERENCES

November 21-22 APPA Power Forward Summit – Nashville, TN

December 4-6 Washington Public Utility District Association Annual Conference – Vancouver, WA

February 17-20, 2020 AESP 30th Annual Conference & Expo – Anaheim, CA

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Hi-Line Engineering webinars on industry issues and standards will resume February 2020