Building a Resilient System

LCEC continues to make long-term investments toward sustainability of the electric system, leveraging available funding programs and smart, self-healing technology.

CONSTRUCTION AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Weatherizing and targeted investments in the transmission and distribution system are included in the LCEC 10-year engineering plan. This plan is updated annually to meet new and evolving challenges. A self-healing system and protective devices increase reliability year-round.

MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTIONS

LCEC performs ongoing inspection of the electric grid to identify potential weaknesses and repair or replace before the storm hits. Heat maps indicate higher risk areas and aging infrastructure that can be prioritized and addressed. Advanced analytics are utilized to determine maintenance schedules and potential areas of vulnerability. Once identified, proactive reliance measures are taken and investments are aimed at preventative or corrective solutions.

ANALYTICS AND TECHNOLOGY

Resilience modeling helps provide the data needed for informed decision-making and forward-looking planning. Understanding vulnerabilities and addressing them through the use of smart technology and self-healing devices and components helps potentially reduce the impact of storms. Data also allows LCEC to prioritize and make investments to mitigate risk where possible.