28 Aug '11, 7pm

Smart Grids Could Reduce Impact of Hurricanes Like Irene

Smart Grids Could Reduce Impact of Hurricanes Like Irene

But as we experience more intense storms due to continued climate change, we need to begin preparing for the new normal. Resilient communities, cities and countries will take proactive steps to mitigate the risks of intense storms, draughts and related weather impacts from climate change. Smart grids pose a significant opportunity to modernize our energy distribution systems in ways that accommodate new energy sources and importantly minimize the impacts from major weather events. As Luke Clemente from GE stated following severe storms in Georgia in 2010, “Managing the inconvenience and danger of power outages caused by storms like the ones we’re experiencing this week is a great challenge for the utility industry. As Mother Nature turns out the lights across the country, we are reminded of the broader impact that a smarter grid can have on consumers. Today’s smart grid so...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/hurricane-irene-smart...

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