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Four issues utilities should consider when incorporating distributed solar photovoltaic systems for building more resilient local communities

This author no longer works for DNV GL. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WPO), 2014 was the hottest year on record, with global temperatures 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the "normal" temperatures averaged over a 30-year s ...

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Imagining the unimaginable: Examining future climate change scenarios

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Superstorm Sandy, although not the most expensive hurricane to make U.S. landfall (Katrina holds that distinction), caused $65 billion in economic damages and was responsible for the death of 117 people in t ...

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Continued lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy

Reflecting on the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it is tempting to dwell only on the immediate impact of the storm on the hardest hit areas. The effected communities have shown tremendous strength in rebuilding the devastated infrastructure, and w ...

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Is your strategy for responding to extreme weather events up to the challenge?

Is your strategy for responding to extreme weather events up to the challenge?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. I'm a big fan of Yogi-isms. "It ain't over 'til it's over" is regarded as one of the most well-known quotes from Yogi Berra, a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the New York Yankees. He fir ...

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Future-proofing buildings: Why bother?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It would be easy to believe that climate projections alone would be enough to motivate building owners to protect their assets. One doesn't have to search far for the data on how dire the climate situation h ...

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White House Climate Change Report:  How the energy industry is responding

White House Climate Change Report: How the energy industry is responding

The National Climate Assessment [1] was recently released with a broad range of updated research findings about the near term and potential long term impacts of climate change in the US. The White House report represents an accessible articulation ...

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How real is the threat of a solar super storm?

How real is the threat of a solar super storm?

This is the fourth time, in my nearly 30 year career as a power engineering professional, that I'm confronted with media attention and questions about the threat of a solar or geomagnetic storm and its effect on the electricity supply system. Recentl ...

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Is “undergrounding” becoming a transmission trend?

Is “undergrounding” becoming a transmission trend?

Over the last few years we have seen more and more interest in high power underground cable connections. The obvious question to ask is: will this be a trend? And if so, what are the consequences for the transmission and distribution grid? There are ...

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How will new component features and system design changes shorten restoration in distribution systems after extreme weather events?

How will new component features and system design changes shorten restoration in distribution systems after extreme weather events?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Over the last few years in the United States about two thirds of power outages were caused by extreme weather events, which also happen to be amongst the costliest in history. Below, Figure 1 displays the nu ...

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