Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Oil Spill Contingency Plans for Electric Substations
Posted on June 23, 2011
Client: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
Project Type: Oil Spill Contingency Plans for Electric Substations
Project Period: 2010-2011
D&B Project Manager: Brian M. Veith, P.E.
Project Cost: $150,000
D&B Project Responsibilities
D&B’s GIS team provided mapping and technical services in preparing site-specific Oil Spill Contingency Plans for Con Edison substations throughout the New York Metropolitan Region. The site-specific Oil Spill Contingency Plans were designed to ensure a supplementary level of protection to respond to a spill or release of oil from these facilities in the event of a catastrophic failure, such as during a major fire or explosion.
A key element of this project was the integration of data from many different sources to generate useful and informative maps for inclusion as figures in the site-specific Oil Spill Contingency Plans and for display in the Con Edison offices. D&B conducted field inspections to establish the site-specific drainage patterns for each substation to the nearest storm drain inlet, road and/ or water body. This site-specific information was imported into GIS and symbolized to depict the overland flow of oil in the event of a spill.
D&B obtained paper maps and data on storm sewers, combined sewers and sewer districts from each of the respective municipalities. This information was digitized, georeferenced and combined with data on topography, roadways, surface waters and landmarks to determine the potential oil discharge pathway for each substation.
Deployment areas were mapped along oil discharge pathways representing specific locations for several spill response actions such as covering storm drain inlets; deploying containment to outfalls, downstream locations or storm water regulators; and contacting the receiving wastewater treatment
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