Weathering the Storm with Clean, Resilient Power: A Stand-Out Story Comparing Two Sides of a Residential Neighborhood During Hurricane Ian
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM PDT
Location: Veronese, 2503, Level 2, The Venetian
Hurricanes and super storms are not new topics, but the ways in which people have built and managed the distribution of power in preparation for those storms is certainly changing – and proving to be national news-worthy after the 2022 hurricane season. With winds at 155mph at landfall, Hurricane Ian ties as the fourth strongest hurricane to hit Florida recorded in history. The winds, coupled with storm surge and flooding, drove power outages for over two and half million residents of Florida. However, some outlier residential developments were positioned for perfect power performance during the storm. Specifically, thirty-seven (37) homes in the SouthShore Bay community in Wimauma, FL sustained their power even when the feeder to the neighborhood was lost due to the storm winds. How? The 37 homes were equipped with a localized direct current microgrid power system that includes layers of resiliency beyond just solar and storage. Attend this session to learn more about how utilities can be part of the proven residential resiliency solutions and change energy infrastructure planning now.