The Calm Before the Storm – Strengthening the Supply Chain

Electric utilities need to act quickly, safely and efficiently to restore power. Being on top of emergency preparedness and incident management helps utilities with executing a quick restoration process requires management of significant logistics, skilled workers and equipment.  Join our expert panel in a discussion of strategies for developing emergency supply chain solutions and the importance of establishing external partnerships and agreements.  Potential topics include prioritizing items needed to facilitate restoration efforts, methods for assessing damage/estimating restoration dates, setting priorities for restoration, and the role of new technologies in getting utilities back online should disaster strike.


  • Steve Dean – Vice President, Sales – Anixter
  • Andy Stewart – Manager, Supply Management Services – Great River Energy
  • Brad Kvalheim – NW Regional Vice President – Border States Electric
  • Susan Woodcock – District Manager – Stuart C. Irby Company