Columnists: Ellen Smith & R.J. Arsenault

Ellen Smith and R.J. Arsenault are senior managing directors, economic consulting, Energy & Utilities with FTI Consulting.

Improved Utility Storm Planning Begins Here

Hurricane Sandy made it obvious that electric distribution utilities were ill-prepared to prevent large-scale power outages or quickly restore power to businesses and households. After Sandy, many states and industry groups created special commissions and studies that offered prescriptions to harden the energy infrastructure. However, this past winter’s storms, and the lengthy outages that resulted,   …Continue Reading