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.

New Performance-based Standards for Standby Power: Reexamining Policies to Address Changing Power Needs
December 3, 2007 by Frank A. Felder

This paper notes that the advances in technology, the increase and changing needs for standby generation, and environmental concerns suggests a new look at standby generation codes and standards.

Energy Security and Emergency Preparedness: How Clean Energy Can Deliver More Reliable Power for Critical Infrastructure and Emergency Response Missions
October 7, 2005 by Clean Energy Group

This report provides an overview for federal, state, and local officials on how clean energy can deliver reliable power in emergencies.