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Title: Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation for Resilience: Withstanding Grid Outages for Less

Abstract

Communities across the United States experience extreme weather-related events that lead to disruptions in electric service. In 2017 alone, the nation experienced droughts, floods, freezes, hurricanes, and wildfires that cumulatively cost over $300 billion in damages and led to longer and more frequent disruptions in power. Without on-site backup power, these disruptions endanger public safety, security, and health. To better prepare for future disruptions, state and local governments are reducing the electric demand of their critical operations through energy efficiency, as well as making new investments in microgrids with distributed generation to ensure continuous electric supply during extended grid outages to power critical facilities. This resource describes how energy efficiency can be integrated planning for microgrids for resilience at critical public facilities, lowering the cost of a new system that can sustain operation during a grid outage. It includes real world examples as well as modeled scenarios to illustrate how efficiency can achieve energy and cost savings.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EERE Publication and Product Library, Washington, D.C. (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program (EE-5W) (Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program Corporate)
OSTI Identifier:
1668151
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102019-5186
8314
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
grid energy, power outages, microgrid, distributed energy resources, DERs

Citation Formats

. Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation for Resilience: Withstanding Grid Outages for Less. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
. Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation for Resilience: Withstanding Grid Outages for Less. United States.
. Mon . "Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation for Resilience: Withstanding Grid Outages for Less". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1668151.
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