Thursday, April 25

As customers demand reliable power, utilities rely on technology to adapt | Environment

If it seems like power outages are happening less frequently and ending more quickly, it’s not your imagination.

And it’s definitely not by accident.







Brian Dickie, vice president of electric systems operations at Eversource Energy, said the company has improved reliability and resiliency over the past decade.









Marc Dionne

Marc Dionne, manager of distribution operations for New Hampshire at Eversource, said when a storm causes outages, his teams spring into action.









Eversource

System Operations Supervisor Victoria Adams monitors the grid from the Electric System Control Center at Eversource in Manchester.



Planning for weather







Douglas Foley

Douglas Foley, president of New Hampshire operations at Eversource, speaks with a reporter at the company’s Manchester headquarters.










December storm

Trees are the top cause of outages for Eversource. Here, a lineman repairs a pole after a falling tree brought down wires on Lake Shore Road in Manchester during a December storm.



Cutting trees, upgrading equipment







Eversource

System Operations Supervisor Brendan Von Koss monitors the grid from the Electric System Control Center at Eversource in Manchester.









December storm

An Eversource line crew makes repairs after a falling tree brought down wires on Lake Shore Road in Manchester in December.



Expecting more storms



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