The power sector and its infrastructure are increasingly exposed to physical climate risks and subject to short-term acute disruptions and longer-term chronic impacts reducing operational efficiency. Recognizing the potential impact that a warming climate has on its operations, Nova Scotia Power (NSP), a leading North American power utility, worked with a consortium of climate specialists, including Mantle Developments, Manifest Climate and Willis Towers Watson (WTW), to develop and embed their climate adaptation and resiliency strategy within the organization.
To ensure that its climate adaptation and resilience strategy was implemented effectively, the NSP sought to increase the climate change knowledge and adaptation capability in its infrastructure asset management teams. To do this, NSP engaged the consortium leads- Manifest Climate, and its sister company, Mantle Developments- to help educate its key teams on climate risk and incorporate climate considerations into the company’s asset management processes.
WTW provided data on relevant climate considerations. Through its Climate and Resilience Hub (CRH), WTW utilized its Climate Quantified analytics services to derive industry-specific data tailored to NSP’s needs, reflecting the range of possible climate futures that may impact specific asset types and their successful operation and maintenance. Working together with NSP, this team of climate specialists delivered a package of climate data, tools, knowledge, and capacity-building to raise the climate capabilities of NSP.
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