Grid Resilience Plans: State Requirements, Utility Practices, and Utility Plan Template

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This report is forthcoming. 

As of June 2024, 14 states and one city require electric utilities to file resilience plans. This report offers a standard template that states, utilities, and stakeholders can consider to improve utility filings for grid resilience plans, either as part of a distribution system plan or as a separate filing. Key elements include a vulnerability assessment, description of proposed resilience programs, and projected costs and rate impacts. The template draws from Berkeley Lab’s review of state requirements and utility plans. While many of these requirements and plans focus on extreme weather hazards, the template also can be used to address additional threats, including cyber and physical attacks and seismic events.

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