Today’s utilities face a number of growing and complex challenges, from new and changing environmental regulations to evolving technologies, aging infrastructure and rising customer expectations. In addition to these technology and human challenges, utilities are being forced to confront the impacts of climate change as manifested through stronger hurricanes, record rainfall, increased flooding, historic droughts and extreme wildfires.
These challenges are collectively addressed by a utility’s disaster risk mitigation planning and the associated strategic investments that allow utilities to reduce the impacts of natural disasters. And those impacts are enormous.
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