T&D World Magazine

Stormy Weather

Utilities need to be prepared for the worst — it often happens.

Ask Rodney Blevins, vice president of distribution operations for Dominion Virginia Power, how many storm restorations efforts he has been on, and it only takes him a second to reply. “Too many,” Blevins blurts out. “I don't think I've missed a major hit in a dozen years.”

Blevins also can tick off a wide-ranging litany of significant meteorological events on the East Coast of the United States he has seen just in the past few years — everyt

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