Caroline Field leads The Resilience Shift’s work on resilient energy systems and writes here on energy policy for climate resilience and on varying levels of country preparedness as suggested by The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Climate Resilience Policy Indicator.
Lessons learned from two different crises – severe winter storm, and wildfires – both involving many impacts and major power outages, show strong parallels.
Organisations and individuals are often unprepared for extended power failures. Now they can test these scenarios by participating in the EARTH EX black sky simulation. Xavi Aldea explains why this matters and how it can help to better prepare for resilience.
Building resilience of critical infrastructure requires decision-makers working in different industry sectors to understand ‘what’ can be done, ‘why’ it should be done, and ‘how’ to put it into practice. Our work to date has told us that key stakeholders are often either unaware of the value that resilience can bring or are constrained by […]
Our infrastructure is interconnected and interdependent. A major incident in one location can cascade rapidly and have an impact on critical infrastructure systems elsewhere, affecting their ability to function, to connect communities, provide essential services, or to protect society. A ‘black sky hazard’ is defined by the EIS Council as ‘a catastrophic event that severely […]
Toby Harris of the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EISC) explains how caring about our future means preparing for the unexpected.