04 Jun '13, 5pm

The Billion-Dollar Smart Grid Storm and Summer Surge: Fresh on the heels of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction la...

Fresh on the heels of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction last year, East Coast utilities are girding their grids for future storms, including a 2013 hurricane season that’s shaping up to be a tough one, according to the latest forecasts . That spending includes billions of dollars for concrete, steel and other hard asset repairs and retrofits, like waterproofing substations. But it also includes some longer-range goals that fit into the region’s ongoing smart grid projects, as well as its long-term smart grid imperatives. Take New York utility Consolidated Edison, which announced last week that it is putting $2.2 billion into a multi-year set of grid strengthening projects in preparation for future storms, to cost individual customers about $3 per month in additional rates. That includes $1 billion on fortifying transfer stations, power lines and other grid assets over the next...

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