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Iowa Ideas 2020 replay: Derecho 2020: Rebuilding the Power Grid
Oct. 23, 2020 10:29 am, Updated: Aug. 17, 2021 3:01 pm
In the span of an hour, the 2020 derecho wreaked havoc on the region's power grids, creating a workload that would normally take years to complete. What were some of the greatest challenges in getting back online and what lessons have we learned as we go forward? How fragile is our power grid right now and how long will it take to make full repairs?
Panelists include: Dusky Terry, President, ITC Midwest; Joel Schmidt, Vice President of Business Development, Alliant Energy; Mayuri Farlinger, Director of Operations - East Region, Alliant Energy; Dan Custer, Director of Electric System Control, MidAmerican Energy. Moderator: Erin Jordan, The Gazette.
This session was part of the 2020 Iowa Ideas Conference presented by ITC and held Oct. 15-16, 2020. This session originally occurred at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2020. The two-day conference hosted by The Gazette brings together policy makers, experts and community members passionate about the state's future. For more replays, visit