Utility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems

April 30, 2019

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free webinar to discuss a new report Utility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems.

Recent 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 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.

The webinar will be recorded and archived at FEUR.lbl.gov along with the report and slides.

The report is the 11th in the Future Electric Utility Regulation series from Berkeley Lab. Additional reports are forthcoming. Subscribe to our mailing list at FEUR.lbl.gov and follow us on Twitter at @BerkeleyLabEMP.

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.