Planning for the Impact of Climate Change
Utilities across the country are facing the reality of climate change. This scenario that presents some very real challenges for our infrastructure and electric delivery process.
The Fourth National Climate Assessment published an article in November 2018 by the U.S. government. They found that “the nation’s energy system will be increasingly affected by extreme weather events due to climate change. This will likely cause increasingly frequent and longer-lasting power outages.”
According to a recent article at utilitydive.com states that climate assessment and the frequency and intensity of the floods will increase. The more frequent drought can be expected, and rising temperatures are a reality which will impact demand a great deal as well.
The story entitled, Extreme weather alert: How utilities are adapting to a changing, goes on to highlight what some utilities are doing to stay ahead of the curve and some specifics of the challenges presented.
The fact of the matter is that utilities must adapt and Irby Construction is ready to be a part of that process. We are ready to plan, expand infrastructure, address regulations, and doing whatever else is deemed necessary to be proactive.
To learn more about this subject, read the story entitled, Extreme weather alert: How utilities are adapting to a changing climate at www.utlitydive.com