Note: Storm Vulnerability Assessment has been moved to the Mature Lifecycle Phase.

The Storm Vulnerability Assessment solution is used to assess the impact of major storms on the electric distribution network and where to reinforce the electric network to minimize that impact. These electric network vulnerabilities are calculated using risk factors like outage history, open maintenance tickets, and tree trimming schedule.

This solution provides a sample geodatabase and geoprocessing model to identify vulnerable sections along the electric distribution network. After reviewing the model, you can configure it for your utility data and any additional vulnerability factors. The result can then be shared with the planning and operations departments to help improve reliability and prioritize capital improvement projects.


Storm Vulnerability Assessment requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
  • Geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS for Desktop
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Administering groups and organizing content in an ArcGIS organization
  • Configuring ArcGIS configurable application templates
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS for Desktop (Standard or Advanced)
    • ArcMap 10.2 - 10.4
  • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Extension
GIS Service Hosting
  • ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS subscription, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.2 - 10.4 (Standard or Advanced)
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • Summary Viewer (ArcGIS configurable web application template)

What you get

When you download the Storm Vulnerability Assessment, you'll find the following in the zip file:

Directory Item Description
Maps and GDBs StormVulnerabilityAssessment.mxd ArcGIS for Desktop map used to run the Storm Vulnerability Assessment geoprocessing model.
PublishStormVulnerabilitySummary.mxd ArcGIS for Desktop map used to publish the Storm Vulnerability Assessment service.
StormVulnerabilitySample.gdb The geodatabase contains the storm vulnerability assessment schema with sample electric network and vulnerabilities data.
Workspace.gdb The geodatabase contains temporary files generated during the assessment. These files can be used when configuring vulnerability factors and weighting for your utility.
HighVulnerabilitySummary.lyr Layer defining the symbology for the geoprocessing model output.
Icons Icons for the services, maps, and apps.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Storm Vulnerability Assessment.

Date Description
December 2016
July 2015
  • Updated map document with a new sample dataset
June 2014
  • First release of Storm Vulnerability Assessment

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