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Previously, June 2013: Logistics of Disaster Recovery

by Communications Team on April 26, 2013  •   Print This Post Print This Post   •   

Logistics of Disaster Recovery

Chuck Willis Mr. Chuck Willis, Baltimore Gas and Electric

Presentation: Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), an Exelon Utility, distributes electric power from substations to the consumer and distributes natural gas from the City Gate to the consumer. 1999 was a pivotal year for storm and emergency planning at BGE. While Y2K contingency planning was up and running, the 1999 Ice Storm and Hurricane Floyd struck. The Y2K Team continued their work after 2000 becoming the Business Continuity Organization and institutionalizing contingency planning throughout the Company. This lecture explains the BGE Incident Command System, how it was developed and evolved over the past 13 years. A key part of the system is the Electric Delivery Emergency Response Plan (EDERP) was first released in 2000 and has evolved over the years in response to lessons learned. This lecture discusses lessons learned from Irene, one of the most severe events in BGE’s history, as well as Snowmageddon, the Derecho and Hurricane Sandy.

Bio: Chuck Willis is a Senior Engineering Technical Analyst in Electric Systems Operations and Planning at BGE. He received his BS and MS degrees in Management from University of Maryland University College. Chuck graduated from the US Navy’s Nuclear Power Program and served on the USS Nautilus from 1974 through 1980. He joined Baltimore Gas and Electric in 1982 starting his career at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Chuck has worked in a variety of roles at BGE including Nuclear Training, QA/QC, as the Project Manager for BGE’s Federal Utility Privatization Program and as Functional Project Manager for the upgrade of BGE’s Outage Management System. Chuck has spent the last several years in BGE’s Restoration Services organization.

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