How to Finance Resilient Power: Emerging Models Post-Sandy

It's been two years since Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. It knocked out electric grids and left millions of people to suffer for weeks without power in public housing, senior centers, hospitals and shelters.

New York City: Power Stations in Flood Plain

According to a report from the New York City Resiliency Initiative, 88% of the city’s steam generating capacity, 53% of the in-city electric generation capacity, 37% of transmission substation capacity, and 12% of large distribution substation capacity currently lie within the 100-year floodplain.

Massachusetts DOER awards $7.4 million to critical infrastructure resilient power projects

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Patrick administration have awarded $7.4 million to six municipal-led resilient power projects that will support critical infrastructure and services during natural disasters and other emergencies.

Emerging Finance Models for Resilient Infrastructure

With recent announcements from New York and New Jersey, we now have two emerging finance models to fund community level, climate resilient infrastructure.

Resilient Power Builds Stronger Communities with Clean Energy Technologies

Clean Energy Group has released a new paper about the progress of “resilient power” efforts since the New York City blackouts in 1999 to Superstorm Sandy.

Solar + Energy Storage = Resilient Power in Vermont

Around the country, a new model is arising to provide clean, reliable, locally generated and locally managed energy: solar power combined with energy storage in the form of batteries.