Conceptualizing Energy Security and Resilience

Laura Leddy, Eliza Hotchkiss, Heidi Applegate

Research output: NRELPoster


Climate resilience and energy resilience are inextricably linked, since the transition to a safe and secure grid powered by renewables is central to both adaptation and mitigation efforts. As geopolitical tensions intensify and it becomes clear how integral supply chains are to our clean energy future, the term "energy security" has become a central concept, similar to resilience in the climate and energy lexicon. This project seeks to understand the role of energy system resilience within energy security. The key research questions are: "How are energy system resilience and energy security related?" and "What is the role of renewables within both security and resilience?" A strong conceptual understanding of these terms will set the stage for truly accelerating secure and resilient innovations at scale.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NamePresented at the Innovations in Climate Resilience (ICR24), 22-24 April 2024, Washington, D.C.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5R00-89206


  • climate resilience
  • energy security
  • energy system resilience
  • renewable energy


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