Abstract: The electricity sector is the key enabler of all critical infrastructure sectors that billions of people across the world depend on. However, electricity sector is under increased threat due to the ever-evolving impacts of climate change and weather events that are becoming more frequent and severe. Disruptions to the electrical infrastructure propagate to other sectors creating a domino effect. Climate change and its consequences have direct impacts on the electric grid; e.g., heat waves and record-breaking winter temperatures cause demand surges beyond expectations and distribution substations are highly vulnerable to flooding.
Date and hour: 16 September 2021, 7:00p.m – 8:00p.m EST
Platform: Google Meet