Con Edison commits $250 Million to post-Sandy upgrades

- Con Edison, one of the New York utilities affected from Hurricane Sandy, has been examining new ways to protect its infrastructure and maintain reliable service to its customers during storms such as Hurricane Sandy, the tropical storm that ravaged at least 20 U.S. states.

The New York utility recently announced that they are committing in the short term to earmark $250 million specifically on measures that can help protect critical equipment from flood damage.

These measures would include raising electrical relay houses in substations, and installing stronger barriers and flood pumps. Putting major overhead power lines underground is also a consideration and will be examined in greater detail.

A recent Con-Ed news release stated: “While our commitment today would represent an initial infusion of preventive measures, we expect that even greater investments will be needed as regional discussions evolve over the coming months and years.”


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