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LAC: Door-To-Door Research Survey Begins Today

on September 18, 2017 - 8:22am


A door-to-door survey will be conducted 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the neighborhoods of North and Barranca Mesas. 
Researchers with the University of New Mexico and Fraunhofer, USA will knock on doors and ask a few questions about what efforts citizens would undertake to keep the lights on in their community during an emergency. 
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is participating in this research funded through a Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure System and Processes (CRISP) grant issued to the University of New Mexico by the National Science Foundation. The citizen input that is collected will be used with other citizen input collected across the nation to improve electrical grid simulations designed to keep electrical infrastructure stable during times of constraint, such as during a natural disaster.     
Per DPU officials, the survey shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes, researchers will have clear identification and will not ask to enter any home. Questions may be directed to the DPU at 505.662.8333 or by email at