Utility Investments in Resilience of Electricity Systems

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

04/2019

Series Editor

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 here

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 (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.

Series Title

Future Electric Utility Regulation Report Series

Year of Publication

2019