Urbint Saved 21,100 Metric Tons of CO2e in 2019
Damages to natural gas infrastructure pose immediate safety risks to everyone nearby, but they also cause long term harm to the global community. That’s because methane, the primary component of natural gas, has 28-36 times the global warming effect of carbon dioxide over 100 years, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
I’m pleased to report that, in 2019, Urbint Lens for Damage Prevention avoided 21,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). That’s the equivalent of taking 4,537 cars off the road or planting 347,239 trees!
Our investor Energy Impact Partners (EIP) shared this exciting feat in its recently released ESG & Impact Performance 2020 Report.
Urbint Lens for Damage Prevention uses artificial intelligence to help utilities identify risky excavations so they can intervene before their infrastructure is damaged. We estimated our carbon savings by comparing our 2019 gas clients’ damage prevention rates to their historical rates, estimating each damage prevented resulted in avoiding 22 metric tons of CO2e emissions. This number comes from an EPA and California Air Resources Board leak impact analysis.
After adopting Urbint Lens for Damage Prevention, utilities can expect a continued reduction in their environmental impacts throughout the software’s operating lifespan. Assuming a five-year operating life, our 2019 clients can expect 390,000 metric tons of CO2e gross estimated lifetime savings. That’s like taking about 85,000 cars off the road.
Utilities account for 27 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and 22 percent globally, according to the report. As such, they play a pivotal role in decarbonization. Urbint is proud that our damage prevention software is proven to help utilities make progress toward their emission reduction and renewable energy targets, and we’re proud of the tremendous impact we are making on the resiliency and safety of communities.
Contact us today to learn more about how Urbint Lens for Damage Prevention helps utilities maximize their damage prevention efforts.