Electrical Resiliency
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Decarbonized Resilience

What steps do we need to take now to protect our communities and critical infrastructure? And how do we balance this need with our transition to a cleaner, carbon-free grid?

There is a lot of talk about electrical resiliency today, as the severe weather season and the California fire season kickoff during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Given goals for a cleaner U.S. power supply, utilities and policymakers are seeking more environmentally-responsible alternatives to deploying traditional diesel generators for backup power. A critical question facing utilities, regulators, communities, large energy users, and other industry stakeholders is whether the same level of local community resilience provided by diesel backup can be achieved through economical microgrid alternatives that are more consistent with clean energy goals. 

The Brattle Group has taken on this timely topic in their research report, "Decarbonized Resilience: Assessing Alternatives to Diesel Backup Power," and a co-author of the paper, Peter Fox-Penner, explores subject even further in a webinar with Utility Dive.  

 

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White Paper
 

Decarbonized Resilience: Assessing Alternatives to Diesel Backup Power

Read The Brattle Group's report examining whether the same level of local community resilience provided by diesel backup generators can be achieved through economical microgrid alternatives that are more consistent with clean energy goals. 

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Recorded Webinar
 

Decarbonized Resilience: How Do We Get There?

Join Peter Fox-Penner, co-author of the Decarbonized Resilience report, and Allan Schurr, Enchanted Rock Chief Commercial, as they dive into the report's findings and detailed data comparing the feasibility, economics, and GHG emissions of several alternative microgrid systems commonly considered for resilience purposes. 

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