Toronto Hydro’s Climate Adaptation Actions

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March 1, 2017

Presented by:

  • Rob McKeown (Engineer, Toronto Hydro)

Whether it’s extreme heat, flooding, ice storms or other forms of extreme weather, an electric utility’s infrastructure may be vulnerable to the changes in the climate. Electricity is an essential component of our society, so Toronto Hydro is in the process of integrating climate change adaptation strategies across its Engineering Division. In this webinar, Rob discussed the process that Toronto Hydro has been following to adapt to climate change. Steps followed include a vulnerability assessment, roadmap development and implementation. Ongoing system resilience enhancements through capital and maintenance programs and new technologies were also discussed. Finally, a status update of the roadmap implementation one year into the process was presented.