Con Edison To Install Weather Stations To Gather Climate Change Data

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The company’s conclusions will help guide the investments it makes to protect its energy-delivery systems from severe weather events.
Climate change makes smart infrastructure planning and design essential,” said Charles Viemeister, Con Edison’s project manager. “We’ll use data from the Micronet to gain additional insight into the local short-term and longer-term impacts of climate change.¬†We are always looking for technologies that can help us maintain the resilient, reliable service our customers need.”Six of the monitoring stations will be on the roofs of Con Edison buildings and 11 will be at ground level. These stations will monitor real-time temperature, pressure, wind speeds and direction, precipitation and other weather variables. One device will be on a dock off West 59th Street and monitor temperatures in the Hudson River.The tallest station will be 30 feet and placed at a property in the Fresh Kills area of Staten Island. The stations produce no noise and will blend in with the other Con Edison equipment on each property.The stations will send the data to the NYS Mesonet, infrastructure at the university. Con Edison will be able to view and download the data, which will be available to the public.The Mesonet consists of 126 …

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