Organizations Involved: Vanderbilt Law School
Source: Vermont Law Review

Abstract

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 article argues that microgrids can help to mitigate adverse public health implications in the wake of grid failures, and provides recommendations to encourage the convergence of public health and electricity policy priorities in decisions of microgrid siting, design, and operation.

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