Utility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems

Utility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems

TitleUtility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsRandolph Elliot, National Rural Elec Association, Organization of MISO States, Scott Aaronson, Edison Electric Institute, National Associatio Advocates
Series EditorLisa C Schwartz
Series TitleFuture Electric Utility Regulation Report Series
Date Published04/2019
Abstract

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a webinar on April 30, 2019, titled "Utility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems." To view a video of the recording click hereRecent power outages caused by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters, coupled with evolving cyber and physical threats, have increased interest in the resilience of electricity systems. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Lab Consortium (GMLC) defines resilience as “the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions, including the ability to withstand and recover from deliberate attacks, accidents, or naturally occurring threats or incidents.”In a new report for Berkeley Lab, organizations that represent state regulators, utilities and consumers discuss the level and scope of resilience needed, how to decide what investments are most impactful, and roles of local, state and federal officials.

Notes

The report was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity — Electricity Policy Technical Assistance Program and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy — Solar Energy Technologies Office as part of DOE’s Grid Modernization Initiative. Lisa Schwartz of Berkeley Lab’s Electricity Markets and Policy Group is the project manager and technical editor. To see more information on this report series, click here.Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a webinar on April 30, 2019, titled "Utility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems." To view a video of the recording click here