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Spotlight: Resilience & Transformation

A Path to Global Resilience

In the early 21st century, there is an urgent need to both build the electricity system of the future and meet the needs of today. This includes creating grids that can keep critical services online during the hurricanes, floods, wildfires and the other extreme weather events that are becoming increasingly common, while reforming utility processes and moving away from fossil fuels.

There are solutions that can work for both resilience and decarbonization, such as systems based on distributed wind and solar coupled with energy storage. However, utilities, regulators and solutions providers will need to prove that they can walk and chew gum at the same time. In a series of reports, RMI is exploring these interlinked themes of resilience and transformation.

Resilience & Transformation Series