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Title: Power Sector Resilience Planning: To Ensure Reliable, Secure, Safe and Affordable Electricity Supplies (Lab Translation)

Abstract

Decision makers around the globe are exploring strategies to ensure the reliable, secure, safe, and affordable supply of electricity to power economic growth and achieve development goals. Vulnerabilities of the power sector to natural hazards (e.g., acts of nature, severe weather, and climate variabilities), technological hazards (e.g., accidents and system or structure failures), and threats or human-caused incidents (e.g., intentional cyber-attacks or acts of terror) can impede the provision of the energy services necessary to achieve these goals. Although decision makers cannot prevent an act of nature such as an earthquake, they can anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to potential vulnerabilities through planning. The purpose of power sector resilience planning is to identify vulnerabilities and devise strategies to mitigate them. This document reviews some of the hazards that power sectors face and how decision makers can plan to increase resilience.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
OSTI Identifier:
1490252
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-72792
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; resilience; planning; policy; power systems; disaster recovery; recovery; resiliency; energy; vulnerabilities; hazards; risk; climate change

Citation Formats

Lee, Nathan, and Stout, Sherry R. Power Sector Resilience Planning: To Ensure Reliable, Secure, Safe and Affordable Electricity Supplies (Lab Translation). United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1490252.
Lee, Nathan, & Stout, Sherry R. Power Sector Resilience Planning: To Ensure Reliable, Secure, Safe and Affordable Electricity Supplies (Lab Translation). United States. doi:10.2172/1490252.
Lee, Nathan, and Stout, Sherry R. Fri . "Power Sector Resilience Planning: To Ensure Reliable, Secure, Safe and Affordable Electricity Supplies (Lab Translation)". United States. doi:10.2172/1490252. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490252.
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