Over the last decade, the variety and growth of power grids in the United States have seen a tremendous upward trend with advances in technology. Implementing these new innovations has brought about a strong dependency on this infrastructure to provide power to homes and businesses across the country and failure can result in catastrophic loss. Thus, the importance of efficiency in the electrical utilities industry has become an essential part of daily upkeep.
As the power grid continues to evolve to a more complex structure than ever before, the role of power failures when it occurs will see a similar convolution as well. Regardless if it is the forces of nature, equipment failure and human intervention, maintaining an efficient power system is something all electrical utilities have to prioritize to keep at a minimum. There will be a growing number of requirements being demanded by utility companies in order to ensure reliability. The reality of the matter is that there are a large number of utilities with an aging infrastructure, and for most, they will need guidance to stay on the correct path of outage prevention.