1.5.06 Consequence-Based Approach for Considering Community Grid Resiliency Investments

Multiple decisionmakers, such as local governments, electric utilities, and state regulators, could more confidently support grid resilience investments if the costs and benefits to each party were clearly defined and calculated. This project is developing such a framework that can be applied to a variety of situations, such as a large coastal city working with a vertically integrated, investor-owned utility, or a small mountain town working with its municipal utility. The project will judge a set of targeted grid investments on how well they would improve the resilience metrics for San Antonio,Texas, and Buffalo, New York.