Part of Grid Network »

The Grid Professionals Group covers electric current from its transmission step down to each customer's home. 


Northeastern Wind Aftermath Work

image credit: Credit to Dave Sevigny
Mojgan Masuomi's picture
Social Media Specialist, Elecnor Hawkeye

Elecnor Hawkeye is a leading turn-key service provider in the energy sector working with utilities, manufacturers, developers, and governmental agencies across the United States. Our company...

  • Member since 2021
  • 11 items added with 2,782 views
  • Nov 1, 2021

Utility crews working nighttime storm restoration in Falmouth, Massachusetts. There was significant damage from last week’s nor’easter due to hurricane-force winds impacting trees.

As we say in New England, this is a “wicked bad” combination with many outages in a relatively small region.

Restoration efforts continue into the weekend assisting utility restoration managers, utility line crews, tree crews, and line contractors from all over the Northeast.


Matt Chester's picture
Matt Chester on Nov 1, 2021

What's the preparations look like in the days ahead knowing a storm like this is coming? 

Mojgan Masuomi's picture
Mojgan Masuomi on Nov 3, 2021

Mr. Chester,

Thank you for your question. 

The storm work planning is mostly done by the utility expecting to be affected by the weather event. Even in this modern age, weather forecasting can be imperfect in both severity and location.  

In the case of this October northeaster, we had conversations with utility planners prior to the storm arrival about staging areas, available resources, and impact locations days ahead. This has been a busy year. Our response workers know that they may be out away from home for some time, so they carry clothes and supplies to cover longer durations.  

Jim Stack's picture
Jim Stack on Nov 3, 2021

Underground cables look expensive until you have a storm. With the improved horizonal drilling equipment the underground transmission line should be very cost effective.  Where is Nickola Tesla with his wireless power connections when we need them? I think there is a lot of new technology to help make the power lines more resistant to high winds. 

Mojgan Masuomi's picture
Thank Mojgan for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network® is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »