- Mini-Guide on State Agency Coordination During Energy-Related Emergencies
This mini-guide outlines organizational models that enable effective coordination, describe their benefits, and highlight how some states have overcome challenges that may inhibit successful coordination. State agencies interviewed for this guide include PUCs, SEOs, and state OEMs.
- Crtitical Infrastructure Resource Repository (Access Restricted to Members Only) - Coming Soon
- Cybersecurity Manual
A comprehensive suite of resources to help PUCs gather and evaluate information from utilities about their cybersecurity risk management practices.
- Cybersecurity Glossary
A compilation of terms used throughout the Cybersecurity Manual, as well as “terms of art” that utilities may use during discussions with PUCs.
- Advancing Electric System Resilience with Distributed Energy Resources: A Review of State Policies, April 2020
Utility regulators and other stakeholders need to improve their understanding of resilience and how distributed energy resources can facilitate recovery from disruptions and threats. This report addresses the role of state regulators in electricity system resilience, the relationship of distributed energy resources to resilience, and how states can implement policies to expand DER deployment to improve resilience.
- Advancing Electric System Resilience with Distributed Energy Resources: Key Questions and Resources, April 2020
As a companion piece to Advancing Electric System Resilience with Distributed Energy Resources: A Review of State Policies, this publication provides a foundation for state public utility commissions to frame how they review proposed utility investments that could offer resilience benefits and includes a list of relevant resources to improve regulators' ability to oversee resilience investments and obtain better outcomes for customers.
- The Value of Resilience for Distributed Energy Resources: An Overview of Current Analytical Practices, April 2019
Planning for long-duration power interruptions caused by high-impact, low-probability events requires new approaches to power system resilience above and beyond previous hardening efforts. This report examines both regulatory decision-making and non-regulatory cost-benefit analyses to determine if, and how, a value of energy resilience was calculated and applied to proposed investments. Four criteria were used to evaluate the methodologies, including the method’s ease of use, scope of outputs, geographic scalability, and power interruption duration analysis capability. Some of the valuation methodologies examined in the report may be useful in regulatory decision-making; however, none of the methods reviewed met all four criteria for regulator usefulness and usability, and no single method is capable of capturing all regulatory concerns regarding the resilience value of DERs.
- Webinar: Achieving Community Resilience through Microgrids, January 13, 2021
Improving reliability and resilience is a key driver of microgrid adoption. Community microgrids that provide power to municipally-owned or publicly-accessible buildings can benefit those connected buildings by delivering power and energy services during normal conditions and outages, as well as enable community members who can use the microgrid to access reliable energy during an outage. This webinar will highlight microgrid projects that have successfully provided resilience benefits to surrounding communities during power outages, including public safety power shutoffs. Panelists will address the following questions: What input did the community offer to shape the microgrids; how were those microgrids funded; who owns, operates, and maintains the microgrids; which revenue streams are making those microgrids pay off; and how are resilience services valued?
- Mike Gravely, Research Program Manager, California Energy Commission
- Jana Ganion, Sustainability and Government Affairs Director, Blue Lake Rancheria, California
- Craig Lewis, Executive Director, Clean Coalition