29 August 2017
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Presentation—Introduction to the webinar and panelists
Presentation—Guenter Conzelmann: Energy Resilience for the Americas: Frameworks, Tools, and Applications, and Experiences in Reinforcing Energy Systems
Presentation—Domingo Mateo Urbáez: Resilience in the Domincan Republic. Vulnerabilities and Challenges | La Resilencia en República Dominicana. Vulnerabilidades y Retos
Presentation—Mauricio Cuellar: Energy Resilience: Risk Management for Natural Disasters in Mexico’s Electricity System | Resiliencia Energética: Gestión del Riesgo de Ante Fenómenos en el Sistema Eléctrico Méxicano
Case studies from Mexico and the Dominican Republic were presented in this webinar in Spanish. English translations of those presentations will be made available.
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the ECPA Technical Coordinating Unit at the Organization of American States, hosted this webinar on Energy Resilience in the Americas: Frameworks, Tools, and Applications. The webinar was held in support of the III Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial, which takes place in Viña del Mar, Chile this year. ECPA, founded in 2009, is a flexible platform for accelerating sustainable energy in the Americas.
This webinar featured frameworks, tools and practices for reducing energy system vulnerabilities to natural and human-made threats (e.g., storms); content will draw from material pioneered by SNL and ANL that has resonated in other DOE-led initiatives, both in the United States and globally. In addition, the webinar featured case studies where resilience upgrades reinforced energy systems in the United States, whether for on- or off-grid electricity contexts or interconnecting energy systems. The webinar also provided an opportunity for experts from ECPA member countries in North America, the Caribbean, Central America and South America to share their experiences on frameworks, tools, and practices for strengthening energy systems.
The aim of the webinar was to give policymakers and energy practitioners an informed introduction to the concept of energy resilience as well as real-world applications for frameworks, tools and practices that have proven successful in varied energy contexts.
The webinar presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.