Surviving the Storm – Lessons Learned from a Horrible Year of Weather


Powerful storms swept through the United States in 2017 and 2018. These storms highlighted vulnerabilities in our grid and brought awareness to the problems that utilities face. Join us in this panel discussion as we dive into pre-storm preparation, post-storm recovery, and the real question—what would each utility do differently? Wake Electric, Peace River EC and West Kentucky RECC will delve into real-world scenarios and examine the actions needed to be better prepared for the next round of storms.


  • Jared Gregory – Product Marketing Manager, Electric Solutions – Sensus
  • Don Bowman – Chief Operating Officer – Wake Electric Cooperative
  • Paul Roberts – VP, Engineering – Peace River Electric Cooperative
  • David Smart – President and CEO – West Kentucky RECC