Digital substation upgrade safeguards lower Manhattan
2017-11-06 - NEMA EI (ElectroIndustry) article by Steven Kunsman, ABB - November 2017 issue
Consolidated Edison (ConEd) suffered major damage to its distribution network during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, requiring replacement of major components and 80 percent of control cabling. Since then, ConEd significantly invested in safeguarding its power infrastructure, including substation protection, by reinforcing perimeter walls, gates, and floodwalls.
Recently, the utility completed a major upgrade of a key lower Manhattan substation that serves Wall Street and the World Trade Center, an area that experienced significant flooding from the storm surge.
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