|It’s Time to Recognize the Value of Resilience
January 30, 2018 by Seth Mullendore
Extreme weather and related power outages come with a price tag, but these costs are not typically accounted for when considering the potential benefits of a resilient power system. The result is that fewer solar+storage systems pencil-out to make economic sense than would be the case if the power resilience they provide was accurately valued.
|Equitable Health and Recovery Depend on Resilient Power
November 27, 2017 by Seth Mullendore
When natural disasters strike, people suffer, and the worst hit are invariably the most vulnerable among us – the elderly, the disabled, and the economically and socially disadvantaged.
|Energy Storage for Public Health: A Smarter Way to Deploy Resources
August 22, 2016 by Seth Mullendore
It is now time to consider another key benefit of storage—public health, especially the power of energy storage to reduce pollution in marginalized communities.
|Solar+Storage Makes Economic Sense for New York City’s Critical Infrastructure
July 18, 2016 by Seth Mullendore
New findings from NREL and CUNY provide more evidence that there may be a better, cleaner, and more economical way to protect residents when the next disaster strikes – solar+storage.
|Fuel Cell Case Studies Highlight Clean Resilient Power Technology
October 28, 2015 by Sarah Galbraith
Four new case studies, authored by the Clean Energy Group with support from the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster, showcase fuel cells in resilient power systems.
|Resilient Power Equality: Providing Reliable Electricity Solutions to Everyone
January 15, 2015 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders
When it comes to reliable energy technologies to protect against power outages, there is a disparity between the haves and the have-nots. Call it “resilient power inequality.”
|Court Finds NYC Disabled Not Adequately Protected After Sandy; Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations
November 11, 2013 by Lewis Milford
Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of the most vulnerable in our population—the disabled—during severe weather events may serve as an indicator of how well we are planning to protect the general population.
|Sandy’s Power Outages: We Can, And Should, Do Better
November 16, 2012 by Lewis Milford
I’m looking in disbelief at images of Sandy’s destruction in New York and New Jersey. I grew up near the Jersey Shore, so this is personal. It’s bad up there: lines for rationed gasoline, homes and businesses destroyed, and millions of people still without electricity.