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PVEL and partners combine for technically-based solar plant insurance

Dec 04, 2019 · News Item

PV Evolution Labs, Ariel Re, and Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, have created PV PlantProtect, an insurance program which uses technical due diligence to ...

Batteries vs. Blackouts: 1,100 Homes Powered Through Vermont Outage With Storage

Nov 18, 2019 · News Item

Utility Green Mountain Power’s pilot programs paid off with clean, distributed backup power amid a statewide outage.

Zimbabwe finance ministry says economy to contract 6.5% this year

Oct 31, 2019 · News Item

As worsening drought hits hydropower and crops, Zimbabwe's economy is shrinking

What would happen in an apocalyptic blackout?

Oct 31, 2019 · News Item

As hospital patients in Venezuela found out earlier this year during a five-day nationwide blackout, power cuts can do more than just turn out the lights.

High-voltage PG&E power line broke near origin of massive fire in California wine country

Oct 29, 2019 · News Item

A fast-spreading wildfire, spurred by powerful winds, continued to rage in Northern California on Friday and forced thousands of people to evacuate parts of ...

What a Hurricane Sandy recovery program can teach cities about resiliency

Oct 15, 2019 · News Item

Rebuild by Design changed the way New York thinks about public works

California power shutoff: how PG&E's actions hit the medically vulnerable the hardest

Oct 15, 2019 · News Item

The impacts of the electricity cut are being disproportionately felt by those dependent on medical devices.

New fact sheet released: Renewable Energy to Support Energy Security

Oct 02, 2019 · News Item

Renewable energy plays an important role in supporting energy security through contributing to the protection and continued provision of energy services when a ...

Nursing Homes Facing Life-or-Death Decisions in Power Blackouts

Sep 25, 2019 · News Item

As the Pacific Gas & Electric Company in California tries to reduce wildfire risk by cutting power during times of high risk, care facilities like nursing ...

Cayman solar company powering Bahamas relief effort

Sep 25, 2019 · News Item

A Cayman Islands renewable energy company has been working in the Bahamas to provide emergency power to field hospitals in remote areas.

New fact sheet released: Understanding Power System Threats and Impacts

Sep 20, 2019 · News Item

Understanding potential threats to a power system is an essential first step in supporting power sector resilience. It is important to assess both current and ...

Energy Storage & Extreme Weather

Sep 11, 2019 · News Item

When severe weather strikes a region, energy infrastructure is often hit hard. On site energy storage can aid in energy recovery post-disaster.

Four new fact sheets released!

Sep 06, 2019 · News Item

We have released four new fact sheets on Power Sector Resilience!

Launch of the Resilient Energy Platform and In-depth Look at Power Sector Resilience Planning in Lao PDR

Aug 15, 2019 · Event

This webinar will introduce the Resilient Energy Platform, present the Power Sector Planning Guidebook, and provide a detailed look at the process undertaken ...

When disaster strikes

Aug 15, 2019 · News Item

In this article, George Irwin of ReNew Petra explains the essential role of skilled PV operations and maintenance teams in both preparation for and recovery ...

Battery storage called into action as UK suffers country-wide power cuts

Aug 13, 2019 · News Item

When two large generators went down in the UK, the system operator called upon battery storage to balance the frequency of the grid.

Island-wide outage on Kaua'i: Clouds block solar recovery after generator's cable failure

Jul 25, 2019 · News Item

After an arc flash in a gas generator caused an island wide power outage on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, solar and battery storage systems were able to ...

The Riddle of Resilience: What’s important for society and the economy and yet has no value?

Jul 25, 2019 · News Item

How does the power sector incorporate a value for resilience, when many of the benefits are difficult to quantify? This article examines methods of ...

Manhattan blackout caused by fault in substation relay protection system

Jul 24, 2019 · News Item

A fault in relay protection equipment at a substation in New York City led to a cascading blackout that left 72,000 customers without power.

Ridgecrest and Trona officials rush to fix roads, utilities after earthquakes

Jul 08, 2019 · News Item

Officials in two damaged desert communities worked Sunday to repair roads and restore utilities following the largest earthquake in Southern California in ...

Despite drought, Costa Rica's electricity stays clean - but not cheap

Jun 25, 2019 · News Item

The Central American nation relies on hydropower, but investing in extra capacity to keep the lights on during dry periods has saddled its utility with rising ...

Outage prone town turns to batteries

Jun 14, 2019 · News Item

New England utility Eversource wants to deploy energy storage to back up an outage-prone New Hampshire town, while saving customers money.

Puerto Rico energy plan introduces MiniGrids to avoid repeat of Hurricane Maria

Jun 13, 2019 · News Item

Puerto Rico's electric utility on June 7 unveiled its highly-anticipated integrated resource plan, sketching out a 20-year campaign to modernize and reimagine ...

Upcoming Webinar: Puerto Rico and Planning for a Resilient Energy Future

Jun 10, 2019 · News Item

Join CAREC-CARILEC Renewable Energy Community on June 20th 2019 as they present a webinar titled "Puerto Rico and Planning for a Resilient Energy Future". The ...

Institutional Solutions to Enhance Power Sector Resilience

Jun 07, 2019 · News Item

We have just released a new fact sheet on institutional solutions!

California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren't Ready

May 21, 2019 · News Item

California utility PG&E is planning on blackouts during high wind events in wildfire season to prevent serious damage to the power system. While some ...

Briefing: Microgrids for Enhanced Grid Reliability and Resilience

Apr 15, 2019 · Event

This presentation will highlight the ongoing DOE microgrid activities for enhanced grid reliability and resilience.

In Puerto Rico, Building a Disaster-Proof Business Is Part of Recovery

Apr 15, 2019 · News Item

For a little over three years, Parallel18 has worked with 168 tech-based start-ups, each of which receive $40,000 in equity-free funding, co-working space and ...

New Recorded Webinar: Utility-Scale Battery Storage

Mar 28, 2019 · News Item

A recording of the webinar "Utility-Scale Battery Storage: When, Where, Why and How Much?" has been published. The webinar introduced key concepts for ...

New Resource - An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision from Wind

Mar 28, 2019 · News Item

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a new report titled "An Introduction to Grid Services: Concepts, Technical Requirements, and Provision ...

New Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators

Mar 28, 2019 · News Item

A recording of the webinar "Best Practices for Grid Codes for Renewable Energy Generators" has been published. The webinar explains in detail the purpose and ...

New Resources - "Xcel Model Wind and Solar PPA, Model Semi-Dispatchable PPA and Semi-Dispatchable RFP"

Mar 28, 2019 · News Item

Xcel Energy has released their new Model Power Purchase Agreement for Wind and Solar Generators, their Model Power Purchase Agreement for Semi-Dispatchable ...

New Resource - "Updated Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Dispatchable Generation"

Mar 28, 2019 · News Item

The Hawaiian Electric Light Company (HELCO) recently released their new models for Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Dispatchable Generation for wind and ...

New Resource - "Status of Power System Transformation 2018"

Mar 28, 2019 · News Item

The International Energy Agency recently released a new report titled "Status of Power System Transformation 2018: Advanced Power Plant Flexibility".

Deep Dive Workshop Highlights Global Grid Integration Experiences and Good Practices

Mar 28, 2019 · News Item

The workshop provided and opportunity for Asia Clean Energy Forum participants to gain knowledge and tools to enable a clean, modern, flexible, and affordable ...

Building Blocks for Distributed PV Deployment, Part 1: Goals, Definitions and Compensation

Mar 28, 2019 · News Item

Due in part to the low cost of photovoltaic system hardware and scalability for deployment, grid-connected distributed photovoltaic (DPV) technologies are ...