Recently, PSEG Long Island’s team met with executives from Tokyo’s electric utility to share their best storm-tested emergency practices to prepare for power stability and security during the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) serves around 29 million customers through its subsidiary, TEPCO Power Grid. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are expected to bring an additional 600,000 visitors from countries around the world.
PSEG Long Island and TEPCO met on Feb. 4, where they discussed strategies for disaster management. The parties concluded that long-term efforts to strengthen grid systems, continuous education given to customers and an Emergency Response Plan were the key elements to preparation.
Tomoo Geshi, general manager and assistant to the president of TEPCO, said, “the outcome of the meeting with PSEG Long Island was above and beyond our expectations. In particular, the rules and systems for disclosing power outage information to customers were very helpful for us.”
John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island’s vice president of Electric Operations added:
“The Olympic Games are among the most significant sporting events in the world, and while TEPCO will do everything in its power to continue its record of outstanding electric service, it is essential to know exactly what everyone will do to safely and effectively handle a severe weather event, should it arise.”