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Climate Change Vulnerability Study

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We collaborated with Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory to conduct a sweeping, multi-year study to evaluate our present-day infrastructure, design specifications, and procedures against expected climate changes.

By gaining a better understanding of projected climate changes across our service area—including increasing temperatures, heavier precipitation events, sea-level rise, and extreme weather—we’re able to identify system vulnerabilities, prioritize investments, and future-proof our infrastructure.

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Matt Chester on Dec 26, 2019 12:56 pm GMT

Really interesting read, and glad to see these types of studies are being done. 

As described by the New York State Public Service Commission, the purpose of this Study is to aid in the ongoing review of the Company’s design standards and development of a risk mitigation plan.1

Was this study part of a regulatory requirement? If so, is it an area that needs to be revisited with regularity and also completed by other power providers? Would definitely be interested in seeing how they differ over time and between organizations. 

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