As the damaging wildfire season continues in the West and a heatwave impacts Europe, a new article on resilience in zero carbon power systems with extreme weather has been published by Kathy Araujo of the CAES Energy Policy Institute and School of Public Service, and David Shropshire of Idaho National Laboratory. The research outlines a new way for regulators, senior utility decision-makers and communities to more fully evaluate, track and communicate about resilience. ‘A Meta-Level Framework for Evaluating Resilience in Net-Zero Carbon Power Systems with Extreme Weather Events in the United States’ can be found in the Energies journal at https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/14/4243/htm.
The approach that is put forward in this article informs regulators, senior utility decision-makers and communities on resilience planning and investment for extreme weather and zero carbon systems. Extreme weather is wide-ranging and priorities based on zero carbon energy systems are increasingly adopted, so the paper has broad relevance, and is translatable to other regions of the globe as well as other sectors.