An Early Intro to Climate-informed Infrastructure Resilience [ASIS Webinar]

When:  Aug 31, 2021 from 15:00 to 16:00 (ET)

Climate trends are deviating substantially from prior norms, and these deviations are impacting the reliability of existing energy systems and the siting of new systems. Current methodologies for evaluating risks to fielded infrastructure and for identifying stable locations for the future are no longer valid. What's needed is a decision support to help planners and defenders prioritize and better protect existing critical grid and other critical infrastructure elements, including:

  • Generation (all forms)
  • Substations
  • Control centers
  • T&D
  • Gas pipelines
  • Water and waste water treatment plants
  • Communications assets 

This discussion will provide inputs into a formative methodology for protecting existing -- and siting new -- infrastructure assets that seeks to fully account for climate physical risk knowns and unknowns. 

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  •  Better understand current impacts to energy infrastructures
  • Learn what the best climate models are telling us to expect in the near-mid term future
  • Gain insight into potential mitigation and protection strategies to ensure we keep the power flowing and the lights on

Credit Information

Completion of this webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.  CPE credits for ASIS-sponsored webinars will be updated in your user profile within 48 hours of completion.  Self-reporting of CPE credits is not required. 

Presenter*

Andrew Bochman
Senior Grid Strategist
Idaho National Lab

Mr. Bochman provides strategic guidance on topics at the intersection of grid security and infrastructure resilience to senior U.S. and international government and industry leaders. Andy has provided analysis on energy sector security and resilience standards and gaps to the various USG and state regulators. Teaming with US and international partner orgs, Andy has trained operators and regulators in Central and Eastern European countries and most of the US states. A non-resident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, he recently published a book: Countering Cyber Sabotage: Introducing Consequence-based Cyber-Informed Engineering. Andy began his career as a comms officer in the US Air Force, and prior to joining INL was the Energy Security Lead at IBM and an Advisor at the Chertoff Group. Degrees of are from Harvard and the US Air Force Academy.

*Note:  Speakers and content are subject to change without notice.

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