Presentation 2

During a pandemic, such as Covid-19, it is even more critical that the electric grid remains stable amidst everyday challenges. Additional pressures include ensuring long-distanced friends and loved ones stay connected as sources of comfort, the medical institutions and storage, quarantine centers and cold storages for hundreds of corpse. Electrical energy is critical to living and the populace expectations for grid resilience and reliable supply have increased during this pandemic, which cannot be over-emphasized. In normal conditions, maintaining reliability undergoes challenges from aging power grids, increased distributed generation, customer service optimization, and simply guaranteeing an active distribution network. COVID-19 has raised the reliability risk due by unavoidable workforce disruptions, supply chain interruptions, and increased exposures of the field crews and service personnel. Having significant degrees of uncertainty to the grid operations, the need for measures to mitigate the impact will improved resiliency. Practical knowledge of the grid’s assets and customers’ locations in collaborations with data from the health authorities can significantly assist with human resource planning and allocations, workforce safety and emergency planning. A GIS posits to facilitate the objectives of maintaining a reliable grid during a pandemic.