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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 ...

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 ...

Renewable Energy to Support Energy Security

Oct 02, 2019 · Link

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

PLANIFICACIÓN DE UN SECTOR ENERGÉTICO RESILIENTE: Cómo asegurar electricidad confiable, segura y asequible

May 17, 2019 · File

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

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 ...