New York Climate Resiliency Plan

In February 2022, Governor Hochul signed a law requiring electric utilities to submit to the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) a Climate Change Vulnerability Study (CCVS) by September 22, 2023. The purpose of the study was for each utility to evaluate their infrastructure, design specifications and procedures to understand potential vulnerabilities to climate-driven risks. Following completion of the study, each utility is required to submit a Climate Change Resilience Plan (CCRP) within 60 days that addresses the results of the study. The PSC will have 11 months to review the CCRP and approve or modify the plan. Each utility must file an updated CCRP with the PSC for approval at least every five years.

NYSEG is committed to upgrading and modernizing its aging infrastructure to continue providing the best service to customers. This includes building a network that is reliable, resilient, and able to better withstand the impacts of climate change, including more frequent and severe weather events. We recognize the importance of preparing for climate change impacts and New York’s efforts to aid in that goal.


Climate Resilience Working Group


In 2022, NYSEG formed a Climate Resilience Working Group (CRWG) comprised of various stakeholders from across the Companies’ service territories. This group meets at least twice annually to discuss a variety of topics involving the development and implementation of the Companies’ resilience plan. If you would like to join the working group and be included in future meetings, please email us at NYSEG.RGE.PublicAffairs@avangrid.com

The following are the high-level summaries and materials that have been shared at past CRWG meetings:


September 2022: Stakeholder Kick-Off Meeting

  • Provide overview of the project and opportunities for engagement


December 2022: Stakeholder Working Group – Session 1

  • Introduction to the climate science that will used in the study
  • Overview of the approach to identifying assets and exposures
  • Stakeholder discussion and input


 April 2023: Stakeholder Working Group – Session 2

  • Review of climate data and asset exposure analysis
  • Sensitivity, consequence, and potential impacts
  • Priority vulnerabilities
  • Stakeholder discussion and input


July 2023: Stakeholder Working Group – Session 3

  • Vulnerability assessment findings
  • Climate change resilience plan overview and strategies
  • Stakeholder discussion and input


September 2023: File Climate Change Vulnerability Study


September 2023: Stakeholder Working Group – Session 4

  • Resilience Plan approach and updates


November 2023: File Climate Change Resiliency Plan


Meeting Presentations


Upcoming Events

There are no events planned at this time.


Sustainability

For more information on what NYSEG and RG&E’s parent company, Avangrid, is doing to reduce its climate impacts, please see Avangrid’s latest sustainability report and other associated materials featured in the Sustainability section of Avangrid’s website. 


Additional Information

You may access Public Service Commission case 22-E-0222, which provides additional information and the order that outlines the requirements for the study and plan using this link NYSDPS-DMM: Case 22-E-0222.
 

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