Welcome to Beyond the Electron: The Energy Cloud podcast series.
For more than a century, the system for generating and delivering electricity to homes and businesses has followed a one-way hub-and-spoke model. But that traditional approach of generating electricity at large power plants and delivering it long distances to customers is quickly giving way to a much more dynamic, sustainable and customer-centric model.
No other industry faces quite the same challenges and responsibilities in responding to increasingly fierce storms as the electric utility industry. Put simply, society depends on the safe and reliable delivery of electricity. It’s a challenge that utilities clearly need to face because extreme weather events caused nearly 70% more power outages in the U.S. between 2010 and 2019 than during the previous decade. Understanding how to devise and implement effective storm protection plans will be our topic on this episode of Beyond the Electron: The Energy Cloud podcast series.