We released The Value of Resilience for Distributed Energy Resources with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Distributed energy resources (DER), such as microgrids, solar photovoltaics, and storage, can contribute to a more resilient and secure electric grid. This report examines methods for incorporating the energy resilience value of DERs into investment decision making.Read More
We released Beyond the Fence Line: Strengthening Military Capabilities through Energy Resilience Partnerships, with the Association of Defense Communities. The report outlines the military’s leading edge energy resilience practices and makes recommendations on how states, regulators, and utilities can partner with the military to protect critical infrastructure from energy disruptions.Read More
The US military and its supporters understand the importance of resilient energy. With or without zombies.
Just last month, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee encouraged the Department of Defense (DoD) to “prioritize funding for energy-related projects, including renewable energy projects, to mitigate risk to mission-critical assets and promote energy security and efficiency at military installations” in the report accompanying the 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs bill. The committee highlighted how renewable energy and smart technology investments can “shield mission-critical operations from disruptions to the power grid.”Read More
The CSAG, a voluntary, non-partisan group of 54 U.S.-based military, national security, homeland security, intelligence and foreign policy experts from a broad range of institutions, is chaired by the Center for Climate and Security in partnership with the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. On February 2018, the group released a new roadmap and recommendations report calling on the U.S. government to to follow the advice of Defense Secretary James Mattis, who argued for a “whole-of-government response” to climate change during his confirmation process.Read More
The energy sector is entering a period of significant change, driven by new technologies, evolving customer needs, environmental imperatives, regulatory drivers, and an increasingly complex set of requirements. Amongst a range of stakeholders, there is mutual interest in moving the industry towards a secure, clean, affordable, and prosperous future. The industry has a unique opportunity to modernize infrastructure and facilitate industry evolution and the deployment of advanced technology solutions, creating economic opportunity and an improved customer experience.Read More