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1 Cooperative Continuity Management Bill Willingham Florida Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. Tallahassee, FL

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3 Approximately 900 coops and 2,000 municipally- owned electric utilities

4 Mitigation/Hardening There are several things that co-ops can do to harden the system, but they are not cheap or without complications

5 Overhead Pole Inspections Vegetation Management Design/Construction Standards

6 Vegetation Management

7 Design/Construction Standards Overhead facilities can be built to withstand higher winds if money is not an issue, but even the strongest designs cannot withstand trees, debris, tornados, or microbursts –Florida Keys EC is building to extreme wind standard

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10 Underground Problems –flexibility in rural areas –cost –longer non-disaster outages –coastal areas –flood prone areas –trees


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