Introduction to Resilient Energy Projects: Reliability and Carbon Reduction
June 28, 2022
Historically, power resilience was primarily achieved by utilizing a variety of infrastructure hardening methods; however, as grid modernization has propagated through the industry, even more advanced approaches are being sought to enhance system resiliency. The concept of unwinding the centralized generation model by collocating generation assets with their load centers is seen as a logical choice to limit system failure exposure by bypassing the extensive transmission and distribution infrastructure needed to serve load from centralized generation sources. The use of distributed energy resources (DERs) and microgrids, co-located with their loads, has emerged as an industry trend for achieving enhanced power resilience and reliability.