Is your municipality prepared for a loss of power for days, or even weeks? The use of backup generators is really a short-term solution that only addresses one aspect of loss of power – what about the rest? Wireless communications? Clean water? Gasoline/diesel? Medicines?
A holistic approach to energy from upfront and ongoing efficiency, minimizing demand, and designing, building, and operating long-term outage solutions is within the grasp of all municipalities.
This presentation will examine energy resiliency resources and provide two case-study examples of the application of those resources.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify limitations of a resilient system when performing an “as-is” assessment so as not to disrupt life safety, restoration effectiveness, and socio-economic continuity during a major event
- Prioritize investment decisions for improving resiliency
- Describe how managing energy, transportation fuels supply, communications, and societal needs (water, sewer, medicines) are interdependent
- Apply a recognized analytical framework to address the problem of energy assurance