30. October 2015 · Comments Off on NJ Strong: PSE&G upping the ante on storm preparedness and response · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the three years since Superstorm Sandy, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, has made substantial progress to strengthen and protect its infrastructure against future extreme storms. From replacing gas pipes, raising and rebuilding electrical substations, and adding higher voltage lines on stronger poles, this work will keep more customers in service during a storm, and restore service faster in the aftermath.

Source: NJ Strong: PSE&G upping the ante on storm preparedness and response – SmartGridNews

31. October 2014 · Comments Off on Con Edison celebrating second anniversary of storm hardening plan · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Con Edison is halfway into its four-year storm hardening plan, which provides a comprehensive storm defense system to protect New Yorkers from the widespread infrastructure damage that can occur from weather events like Superstorm Sandy.

As part of the $1 billion “Fortifying the Future” plan, Con Edison planners, engineers and field crews have been working to fortify underground and overhead energy delivery systems from severe flooding and destructive winds characteristic of major storms. The benefits of the plan can already be seen in New York City where, in 2014, the installation of specialized remote switches and other storm hardening equipment has prevented about 25,000 storm-related outages so far.

via Con Edison celebrating second anniversary of storm hardening plan – FierceSmartGrid.

04. November 2013 · Comments Off on Utilities preparing for another Sandy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged and devastated the Mid-Atlantic, utilities like Con Edison and PPL Electric Utilities are making improvements to the reliability of critical infrastructure and protect customers from major storms.

With damaging weather becoming more frequent, Con Edison is toughening its system as part of a $1 billion plan to fortify critical infrastructure and has already completed several improvements. Con Edison has built more than a mile of concrete flood walls around stations and critical equipment, and installed more than 180 watertight flood doors and barriers, as well as installing 800 special float-check valves to protect gas services from floods.

via Utilities preparing for another Sandy – FierceEnergy.

28. October 2013 · Comments Off on Utilities preparing for another Sandy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged and devastated the Mid-Atlantic, utilities like Con Edison and PPL Electric Utilities are making improvements to the reliability of critical infrastructure and protect customers from major storms.

With damaging weather becoming more frequent, Con Edison is toughening its system as part of a $1 billion plan to fortify critical infrastructure and has already completed several improvements. Con Edison has built more than a mile of concrete flood walls around stations and critical equipment, and installed more than 180 watertight flood doors and barriers, as well as installing 800 special float-check valves to protect gas services from floods.

via Utilities preparing for another Sandy – FierceEnergy.

01. August 2013 · Comments Off on Grid Resiliency Doesn’t Come Cheap in New Jersey · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Public utility commissions have increasingly scrutinized smart grid business cases in recent years. Many utilities have struggled to justify the consumer benefits of infrastructure upgrades that reach into the hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.

And then Superstorm Sandy hit.

Now the business of smart grid is largely seen as a necessity in areas where damage to the utility system left some people in the dark for weeks.

via Grid Resiliency Doesn’t Come Cheap in New Jersey : Greentech Media.