Robert Walton, Utility Dive
Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas all have an opportunity to reassess their power system.
When Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to millions of Northeast residents in 2012, it forced a reckoning for the electric power industry. Utilities began investing in resilience and the region took a strong interest in microgrids, distributed resources and modernization.
Five years later, New York is in the midst of overhauling its utility sector from the ground up, with its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding. And other states have undertaken less-sweeping changes, resulting in other modernization proceedings.