403: Impact of Climate Change on Electric Transmission: Extreme Event Analysis
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Srikant Vadali

MIT did a study for National Grid where they simulated weather for the years 2025 – 2041 over a broad area that encompasses our service territory in New England and New York. The simulation took one year to complete and provides hourly weather data at a resolution of 3 km. The dataset is 63 terabytes in size and resides in our corporate Azure environment. The data science team at National Grid performed an extreme event analysis of wind speed and icing data to identify electric circuits that are likely to be impacted in the future. Our analysis provides insight on which circuits National Grid should focus on to ensure that our transmission network is resilient to climate change.

Session Takeaways:


  • Gain insights into how extreme event analysis can help utilities plan for upcoming climate changes.
  • Solutions to resolve technical challenges in performing extreme event analysis in the context of climate change.
Session Type
Breakout Session
Focus Area
Grid Analytics, Sustainability Analytics