Episode 30: The future of Power with EPRA

Reliability is the key to maintaining power systems and enabling them to advance. To understand exactly why this is the case, as well as to explore the world of power, we sat down with both Alan Ross, President of the Electric Power Reliability Alliance (EPRA), and Rachel Linke, Member Service Manager of EPRA. EPRA is a movement that enables a collaborative community to advance electric power reliability, starting with industrial and commercial organizations. Join us as we tackle an array of topics, including understanding what Maintenance 4.0 is, how companies can properly address aging infrastructure, as well as the impact that women are having in the market, how Covid-19 has influenced its trajectory, and what innovation in such an established industry looks like.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:29]Introducing the world of power and EPRA
  • [02:12]Alan and Rachel's story and what brought them to EPRA
  • [06:39]The importance of reliability in the power industry
  • [09:36]Addressing aging infrastructure in the market
  • [16:44]The seven factors involved in Power infrastructure
  • [20:16]On Maintenance 4.0
  • [24:21]Diving into Women in Power Systems
  • [32:03]The impact that Covid-19 has had on the power Industry
  • [38:14]The future of the power industry in 10-15 years