Protecting Grid Infrastructure with Accurate Data and Better Structural Analysis

January 25, 2023 3 pm ET

Protecting grid infrastructure, managing joint-use attachments, ensuring all regulations and standards are complied with, and adopting to the grid’s modernization while delivering safe, reliable power to the public are just a few of the jobs facing utilities and their partners today.

In this hour long webinar, IKE’s Malcolm Young and Spencer Hankin along with Nebraska Public Power District’s Patrick Hanrahan will discuss how acquiring accurate data in the field allows for better analysis in the office, resulting in a stronger electric grid infrastructure.

Topics to be discussed include:

Why it’s as important as ever to protect grid infrastructure:
  • Challenges utilities and engineering firms face in assessing and protecting their grids
  • How more accurate data helps utilities, engineering firms, and communications companies address grid infrastructure
  • The future of grid infrastructure

There will also be a live Q&A with the expert presenters.

Guest Presenter

Patrick Hanrahan -
GM Retail, Nebraska Public Power District

Patrick has over fourteen years of service for the Nebraska Public Power district, a publicly-owned utility and a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska which services all or parts of 84 of the state’s 93 counties.

IKE Experts

Spencer Hankin -
SR GIS Manager, ikeGPS

Spencer has worked in every aspect of OSP aerial engineering including fielding poles in remote areas, building PLAs, managing field teams, and overseeing fiber design projects from start to finish as a lead OSP engineer.

Malcolm Young -
SVP Structural Analysis, ikeGPS

Malcolm is a licensed professional engineer and creator of the PoleForeman structural analysis engineering software. He has 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry which includes working as a power delivery distribution design engineer, line crew supervisor, and standards engineer for Alabama Power.

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  • How accurate pole load analysis creates system resiliency
  • Utility poles in the world of 5G
  • Digital twins and the utility smart grid
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