Safeguarding the Grid: Diverse Resources for Resilience [In My View]

Yingchen Zhang, Juan Torres

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Reports on the vulnerability of the power grid. From wildfires, hurricanes, and floods to cyberattacks, the grid is vulnerable to natural and human-made disasters, which can cause widespread outages that last from hours to months and leave lasting economic impacts. Imagine a coastal region in the United States that has just been hit by a hurricane and lost all power. Besides the electricity infrastructure going out, communications networks, rail transportation, and gasoline pumps may also stop working after the emergency event, which often delays repair efforts to the grid. Unresponsive communications make it difficult to dispatch workers to repair the grid, and missing transportation links delay shipments of replacement equipment for the grid’s restoration.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5D00-75441


  • cybersecurity
  • diversified energy resources
  • grid resilience


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