Distributed Energy Storage: A Case for National and International Collaboration
February 4, 2015 by Lew Milford, Seth Mullendore, Todd Olinsky-Paul

In this concept note, Clean Energy Group proposes the creation of national and international networks around the next generation of clean energy innovation: combining energy storage with small-scale clean energy generation at the customer level.

Ramp Up Resilient Power Finance: Bundle Project Loans Through a Warehouse Facility to Achieve Scale
January 28, 2015 by Robert Sanders

This report outlines a new clean energy finance model for many resilient power systems to protect vulnerable communities and critical infrastructure from severe weather events.

Resilient Power Case Study: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Microgrids Program
November 26, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

This case study presents the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment (CTDEEP)’s Microgrid Program.

Resilient Power Case Study: Maryland Game Changer Award Program
November 19, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

This case study profiles the Maryland Game Changer Award Program and the Konterra solar + storage microgrid that the award program helped to fund.

Resilient Power Case Study: Massachusetts Community Clean Energy Resiliency Awards
November 17, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

This case study presents the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MassDOER)’s Community Clean Energy Resiliency Awards.

Financing for Clean, Resilient Power Solutions
October 30, 2014 by Robert Sanders

This paper describes financing tools that can be used to implement projects and that will attract private capital on highly favorable terms, thereby reducing the cost of solar and resilient power installations.

Resilient Power: Evolution of a New Clean Energy Strategy to Meet Severe Weather Threats
September 18, 2014 by Clean Energy Group

This paper outlines the dangers that power outages can pose to our most vulnerable populations, the failures of traditional backup power sources, and the opportunities to develop distributed energy systems with clean and dependable energy technologies.

Clean Energy for Resilient Communities: Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore’s Low-Income Neighborhoods
February 12, 2014 by Lew Milford, Robert Sanders

In the first blueprint of how a city could become more “power resilient,” this report shows how Baltimore and other cities could use clean energy to create a more reliable electric system that protects vulnerable citizens during power blackouts.

Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages
August 1, 2013 by President’s Council of Economic Advisers, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

This report estimates the annual cost of power outages caused by severe weather between 2003 and 2012 and describes various strategies for modernizing the grid and increasing grid resilience.

Using State RPSs to Promote Resilient Power at Critical Infrastructure Facilities
June 3, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

By adopting appropriate incentives, definitions and safeguards, states could use their existing RPSs to support increased energy resiliency at critical facilities, while simultaneously promoting the increased deployment of clean energy resources.