Resilience in an Age of Increasing Electrification

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Purpose of Review: The purpose of this paper is to outline considerations of global electrification trends that include the resultant system-wide and nation-wide impacts. How we incorporate resilience into the electrification plans that transition a nation from conventional energy sources to secure clean energy sources can impact the success of those transitions. Recent Findings: Electrification of energy systems has the potential to impact power system planning, emissions, and security; however, little research has been done on comprehensive solutions for incorporating resilience into the electrification process. Research has been conducted on aspects of the energy system and electrification, but not holistically across disciplines and related to the interdependencies of different components of the grid system. This gap in research provides an opportunity for more analysis and a collection of best practices to incorporate resilience into electrification plans. Summary: Although clean energy is the goal of an increasing number of nations worldwide, there are many considerations in designing clean energy transitions and increased electrification. Resilience must be factored into clean energy transitions from planning, market design, and policies to modernized grid structures and new, location-specific dispersed energy and energy storage technologies.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)174-179
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2021

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© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5R00-80630


  • Clean energy
  • Electrification
  • Energy security
  • Energy storage
  • Resilience
  • Vulnerabilities


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