Storm Outage Prediction, Preparedness and Response Workshop

August 15-16, 2017

The Columbus Hilton, Downtown

Meeting Summary

The workshop will highlight current practices, recent advances, continuing challenges, and ongoing research into the complex and critical areas of storm outage prediction, preparedness and response. The workshop will bring together university researchers and electric utilities to discuss how to improve storm preparedness and response through developing better power outage models (i.e., predicting weather, damage, outages, resource requirements) and will features keynote presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions. The topics that will be covered include: storm outage model development & applications, recent advances in storm outage prediction, and best practices for developing outage prediction models. Utilities and researchers will discuss how storm outage models can be used to support:

  • Pre-storm preparation
  • Storm response and recovery
  • Business resiliency
  • Long-term planning

Who Should Attend

Utility staff and management involved in pre-storm preparation, storm response and recovery, business resiliency, regulatory relations, and technology development. These include personnel such as managers, communications specialists, scientists, engineers, data analysts, and meteorologists involved in developing and using storm outage prediction models and managing related storm response activities.

View the Agenda: https://www.dropbox.com/s/exbujwj6fjim58i/Workshop...

Registration Information

Registration is required to attend this workshop and participation is limited to 40 attendees. Please register for the conference and book your hotel room early.

To register for the workshop, please visit: eventbrite.com/e/storm-outage-prediction-preparedness-and-responseworkshop-tickets-34754930934 The event password is: power2017

Hotel Information

Columbus Hilton Downtown, 401 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 columbusdowntown.hilton.com (614) 384-8600

Room Rate: $179/per night (August 14-16, 2017) Reserve your room by July 14 to receive the preferred workshop rate. Please reference the “Storm Outage Workshop.”


Contact Steven Quiring, Ohio State Dept. of Geography, quiring.10@osu.edu


The Ohio State University and First Quartile Consulting

This workshop is made possible through a Connect and Collaborate Grant, a program supporting innovative and scholarly engagement programs that leverage academic excellence of The Ohio State University in mutually beneficial ways with external partners.


As part of its leadership in Transmission & Distribution benchmarking for North American utilities, First Quartile Consulting has studied storm modeling and response techniques and approaches for the past decade, and is deeply engaged in helping the industry improve its storm response capabilities.