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Title: When the Lights Go Out

Abstract

In the face of more frequent long-duration power outages, utilities are looking to invest in more resilient infrastructure and solutions. A new study shows that residential customers are willing to pay for increased resilience and will spend extra to support their communities and low-income neighbours.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [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 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1606130
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-7A40-75806
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; power outage impacts; utility resilience; resilient infrastructure; residential utility customers; value of resilience

Citation Formats

Anderson, Katherine H. When the Lights Go Out. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1038/s41560-020-0578-9.
Anderson, Katherine H. When the Lights Go Out. United States. doi:10.1038/s41560-020-0578-9.
Anderson, Katherine H. Mon . "When the Lights Go Out". United States. doi:10.1038/s41560-020-0578-9.
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abstractNote = {In the face of more frequent long-duration power outages, utilities are looking to invest in more resilient infrastructure and solutions. A new study shows that residential customers are willing to pay for increased resilience and will spend extra to support their communities and low-income neighbours.},
doi = {10.1038/s41560-020-0578-9},
journal = {Nature Energy},
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US billion-dollar weather and climate disasters: data sources, trends, accuracy and biases
journal, February 2013


Estimating what US residential customers are willing to pay for resilience to large electricity outages of long duration
journal, March 2020


Quantifying and Monetizing Renewable Energy Resiliency
journal, March 2018

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  • Sustainability, Vol. 10, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.3390/su10040933