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Video shows how New York substation will stay dry in next superstorm

A new video shows how SEL helped Central Hudson Gas and Electric, a utility in New York State that serves 300,000 electricity customers, harden their Danskammer substation so that it can survive storms with limited or no damage.

Central Hudson Gas and Electric’s power system was hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Their entire Danskammer substation was flooded, and several feet of water invaded the control house, causing severe damage to the control house and associated equipment.

To keep storm waters away from their substation equipment at Danskammer, Central Hudson Gas and Electric raised their exposed control house by 6 feet, well above any anticipated flood level. The region’s terrain and site conditions presented challenges that made raising the control house difficult and called for the foundation design expertise of SEL civil engineers.

Watch the video to learn about how SEL solved the foundation challenges to make Danskammer more resilient to future storms.