Annual Resilience Benchmarking Report + Open Source Grid Resilience Toolkit

Obstacles to Upgrading Grid Resilience

Lack of Digital Circuit Maps Prevents Data Driven Analyses

Rural and municipal utilities lack detailed digital circuit maps of electrical assets, preventing data-driven geospatial and electrical analyses.

Lack of Regional Cost Data Hinders Resilience Cost Benefit Analysis

Lack of regional data on operations and maintenance costs makes it hard to justify the upfront cost of a long-term investment such as line undergrounding or a microgrid versus a short-term solution such as a pole replacement or diesel generator.

Lack of Open Standards Stalls Grid Modernization Proposals

Although there are many tools available to analyze the grid and its interconnections, these tools are not compatible with each other and hard to modify, making it difficult to integrate models from researchers that evaluate new energy technologies.

An Open Standards Approach to Planning Grid Resilience

We are looking for utilities that want to receive customized recommendations on specific projects to improve grid resilience in an Annual Resilience Benchmarking Report. Participating utilities can access a Grid Resilience Toolkit. Lineworkers can map assets in the field with the toolkit to digitize a circuit map of their electrical network. Analysts can track data on operations and maintenance costs with the toolkit to help utilities understand how different resilience strategies can affect their long-term costs.

The Grid Resilience Toolkit computes a menu of resilience upgrade options and recommends the best option using the mapped infrastructure and available budget. The toolkit will be open source software structured with a Modular Open Systems Approach so that modules can be added, removed or replaced incrementally. Third-party modules must comply with the input and output requirements of each module specification below.

Please call Roy Hyunjin Han at +1-646-239-3641 or message to collaborate on this project.

Here are some of our old software on which our new software will be based: