As states look for opportunities to reinforce critical facilities and keep the lights on, local planning efforts are often top of mind. State Energy Offices and Public Utility Commissions can play a key role in helping develop local energy plans and share resources on opportunities to integrate microgrids into decarbonization and resilience goals.
There are efforts under way to develop frameworks for cities that focus on local resilience projects and methods to achieve decarbonization and reliability goals with microgrids. As an example, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions (DESS) and Honeywell Buildings Technologies are working on developing city “resilience hubs” that support critical facilities through clean energy plus storage microgrids. During this webinar, speakers will discuss the DESS-Honeywell partnership for community microgrids and broader opportunities for states to engage with cities and communities in the development of local energy resilience plans and foster public-private partnerships to bring these plans to fruition. Please register here for the webinar. This webinar is open to all NASEO-NARUC members and affiliates.