Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness for Utilities Conference to be held in May

The second annual Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness for Utilities Conference will be held in Chicago from May 13-15.

The conference will cover the lessons learned in business continuity and emergency response planning, ICS implementation, mutual assistance, cybersecurity threats, regulatory impacts and the aging workforce, as well as many other topics.

Key industry professionals will come together at the conference to create an environment for benchmarking and knowledge sharing on key disaster recovery best practices.

Leading electric and gas utility companies' heads of business continuity, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery will focus on business continuity and disaster recovery planning at the conference with a goal of better fitting the unique needs of the industry while minimizing threats and critical incidents.

Key topics include improving logistical coordination through Georgia Power/Southern Company's contingency plans to ensure proficient operations, an explanation of how Toronto Hydro aligns its BCP and ERM programs to bring value to the organization and capturing Florida Power & Light's strategies for leveraging communication between BC and storm restoration teams during critical incidents.

The conference also offers attendees the chance to speak with their peers in a classroom-style setting fostering both audience interaction and engagement. To maintain an intimate educational environment, seating for the conference is limited.