Quick Reads

Powering PostCOVID-19 Resilient Recovery with Green Stimulus

Oct 21, 2021 File

What economic recovery solutions following the COVID-19 pandemic can support power sector resilience, support future growth, decarbonize electricity ...

Battery Storage for Resilience

Jun 09, 2021 File

As the capital costs of battery storage systems are decreasing, new opportunities to cost-effectively deploy the technology, often paired with renewable energy ...

The Resilient Energy Platform

Oct 31, 2019 File

Developed through the USAID-NREL Partnership, the Resilient Energy Platform is a website that provides expertly curated resources, training materials, data, ...

Planning a Resilient Power Sector

Apr 11, 2019 File

The provision of reliable, secure, and affordable electricity is essential to power economic growth and development. The power system is at risk from an array ...

PLANIFICACIÓN DE UN SECTOR ENERGÉTICO RESILIENTE: Cómo asegurar electricidad confiable, segura y asequible (Spanish Translation)

May 17, 2019 File

Planning a Resilient Power Sector: Ensuring Reliable, Secure, Safe, and Affordable Electricity (Spanish translation)

Understanding Power System Threats and Impacts

Sep 20, 2019 File

Understanding potential threats to a power system is an essential first step in supporting power sector resilience. It is important to assess both current and ...

Power Sector Resilience Technical Solutions

May 15, 2019 File

Clean energy technical solutions can enhance resilience across the grid system to help provide more reliable and resilient power to end users. Several ...

Mini-Grids and Climate Resilience

Sep 06, 2019 File

Reliable and affordable energy can drive economic growth, development, and improved health and security. Yet communities in remote locations often lack access ...

Cybersecurity and Distributed Energy Resources

Apr 08, 2020 File

This fact sheet addresses cybersecurity for distributed energy resources (DERs) and identifies best practices in cybersecurity governance, technical management ...

Power Sector Cybersecurity Building Blocks

Apr 22, 2021 File

The Power Sector Cybersecurity Building Blocks are designed to help a variety of stakeholders improve security for the electrical grid. This effort grows out ...

Кибербезопасность и распределенные энергетические ресурсы (Russian Version)

Jun 19, 2020 File

Russian translation of the Cybersecurity and Distributed Energy Resources Quick Read.

Power Sector Resilience: Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning

Sep 06, 2019 File

Various threats—natural, technological, and human-caused—can compromise the safety, reliability, and affordability of power delivery. Among these threats is ...

Renewable Energy to Support Energy Security

Jun 19, 2020 File

Renewable energy plays an important role in supporting energy security through contributing to the protection and continued provision of energy services when a ...

Finance for Power Sector Resilience

Dec 10, 2019 File

Many countries and cities are considering and planning for power sector resilience through undertaking vulnerability assessments and developing resilience ...

Valuing Adaptation and Resilience Interventions in the Power Sector

Sep 06, 2019 File

By 2040, the global power sector will require an estimated $30 trillion in investment to keep pace with current trends and achieve the Sustainable Development ...

Institutional Solutions to Enhance Power Sector Resilience

Jun 07, 2019 File

How will power system operators, personnel, and end users react during a major disruption? Will system operations adapt to changing conditions and recover ...

Power Sector Resilience: Flexible Adaptation Pathways

Sep 06, 2019 File

Power sector planners routinely make investments in major assets (e.g., power plants, substations) with expected operational lives lasting 30 years or more. ...

Cross-Border Power Trade to Support Resilience

Dec 31, 2019 File

Cross-border power trade can support public interest goals such as better grid resilience, increased energy access, economic development, and other power ...

Valuing the Resilience Provided by Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems

May 13, 2019 File

Placing a value on the benefits provided by solar with storage during grid outages can significantly impact project economics and system design. This paper ...

Valuing Resilience in Electricity Systems

Nov 19, 2019 File

Recent natural disasters resulting in long-duration power outages have highlighted the United States’ increasing dependence on electricity, as well as the ...

Distributed Energy Planning for Climate Resilience

May 13, 2019 File

This fact sheet compiles nest practices, lessons learned, and solutions for implementing distributed energy for resilience, based on analytical and technical ...

Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Hurricanes and Other Severe Weather

Apr 22, 2019 Link

Field examinations of hurricane damaged photovoltaic systems have revealed important design, construction, and operational factors that greatly influence a ...

Quick Reads

Jan 19, 2020 Collection


Renewable Energy to Support Energy Security

Jan 24, 2020 Link

Renewable energy plays an important role in supporting energy security through contributing to the protection and continued provision of energy services when a ...

The Link Between Solar Energy and Extreme Weather

May 20, 2022 Link

Those who have experienced extended power outages are turning to solar as a means to adapt to increasing extreme weather events. Is it the future of climate ...