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Braving The Storm: Lessons from Dark Sky Days

Craig Lawrence Case Studies, Damage Assessment, Data Science

My father was a hurricane forecaster for the National Hurricane Center. He’s retired now, but as a kid I always thought his job was strange – what did he do when there weren’t any storms? Hurricane season was only half the year and, even then, there were often many months with no tropical storms. Turns out he did a lot  …

Faster Disaster Response and Recovery: People Plus Technology

Craig Lawrence Announcements

It seems like we can’t go a month without a new natural disaster. Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the wildfires in California, now the Polar Vortex in the Midwest. These disasters hit everyone and everything hard, and your electric utility is no exception. Much of our nation’s critical power infrastructure is above ground – power lines, poles, transformers, and substations are …