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Resources for Resilence During COVID-19

Last Modified Nov 08, 2021

We recently conducted a field assessment of a client facility while following pandemic-related public health and safety precautions, learning some valuable lessons along the way.

By identifying potential issues for the short, medium, and long-term, utilities can also gather the best strategies to provide financial resiliency across a range of planning horizons and scenarios.

With COVID-19, we have seen an enormous increase in the use of on-line tools for collaboration, remote support, site visits, photo documentation, and even remote operation to keep our critical infrastructure working and reliable.

Scenario planning organizes external, uncontrollable, and unpredictable factors into a clear planning framework—enabling utility organizations to prepare for and respond to economic/financial impacts and operational impacts caused by the current pandemic.

In this time of pandemic, there is tremendous uncertainty - uncertainty about the best way to maintain day-to-day facility operations, uncertainty about short- and medium-term utility operations, uncertainty about long-term impacts on financial and strategic planning.

As we navigate the path ahead, we will share with you our most up-to-date resources for facility staff, utility managers, and local governments - essential info for essential employees.

Lessons Learned from a Condition Assessment During COVID-19 Ensuring staff are healthy, safe, and able to maintain operations, maintenance, and progress on key projects requires more attention to detail than ever before. Check out "lessons learned":https://www.hazenandsawyer.com/work/projects/lessons-learned-in-condition-assessment-during-covid-19/ during a recent site visit.

Scenario Planning to Mitigate Future Risks "Scenario planning":https://www.hazenandsawyer.com/publications/navigate-the-path-ahead-scenario-planning/ organizes external, uncontrollable, and unpredictable factors into a clear planning framework—enabling organizations to prepare for and respond to operational impacts like those caused by the current pandemic.

Operational Tools to Keep Key Projects Moving By necessity, we’ve accelerated use of "promising technologies":https://www.hazenandsawyer.com/publications/operational-tools-to-help-utilities-manage-covid-19-impacts/ such as augmented reality and 360-degree image capture and site mapping, in concert with Microsoft Teams and Skype in various support scenarios.

Maintaining the Financial Health of Your Utility No matter how you measure it, your utility’s financial outlook isn't what it was two months ago. The sooner you revisit your financial planning, the quicker you can regain confidence in your "financial foundation":https://www.hazenandsawyer.com/publications/navigate-the-path-ahead-protect-the-financial-health-of-your-utility/ across a range of planning horizons and scenarios.