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Sargent & Lundy explains why utilities are increasingly turning to substation hardening and energy storage to improve the power grid

September 19, 2019 – Sargent & Lundy Senior Vice President and Project Director Brian Wood contributed an article to Electricity Today T&D Magazine, a leading electrical transmission and distribution publication associated with a number of electrical technical handbooks. The article highlights the increased relevance of substation hardening and energy storage.

Wood shares insight into why utilities are turning to substation hardening to improve the security of their substations and protect the electric grid, as well as incorporating energy storage at substation sites to help back up grid substations and meet energy demands.

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