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Supplemental Comments on FERC’s Technical Conference on Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability

These post-technical conference comments provide further recommendations on how FERC can support effective climate resilience planning throughout the energy system, supplementing an earlier set of pre-technical conference comments.
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Toward Resilience: Defining, Measuring, and Monetizing Resilience in the Electricity System

This report aims to assist policymakers in understanding grid resilience and evaluating potential interventions aimed at improving grid resilience. It develops a definition of resilience grounded in academic literature; describes a methodology for calculating the costs and benefits of potential grid resilience improvements; identifies legal authorities that states and federal…
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Comments on FERC’s Notice of Inquiry on its Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities

These comments were submitted in response to FERC's Notice of Inquiry into possible changes to its natural gas certification policy. The comments argue, among other things, that FERC should consider how climate change will affect the construction and operation of natural gas infrastructure in its certification decisions.
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Comments on FERC’s Review of Grid Resilience in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators

These comments were submitted in response to FERC's request for input on the resilience of the bulk power system in areas overseen by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators (RTO/ISOs). The comments argue that RTO/ISOs' efforts to address resilience have given insufficient weight to the impacts of climate change,…
Romany Webb
April 13, 2018
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Microgrids and Resilience to Climate-Driven Impacts on Public Health

This article examines how the definitions of resilience adopted by the public health and electricity communities can, but do not necessarily, converge in responses to electricity outages so severe that they affect the operation of critical infrastructure, such as wastewater treatment and drinking water facilities, hospitals, and cooling centers. The…
Justin Gundlach
February 1, 2018