International Security & Foreign Policy

Resilience in the Energy Transition: A Blueprint for Grid Security that Captures the Value of Distributed Grid Infrastructure

Grant Year: 2018


James Newcomb, Amory Lovins, Miranda Ballentine, and Mark Dyson will explore whether new scientific advances, such as distributed grid infrastructure and associated technologies, might present opportunities to improve the resilience of the grid against threats from electro-magnetic pulse events and physical or cyber attacks. They seek support to analyze whether a shift from today’s centralized grid to a more distributed architecture would carry benefits in terms of resilience and whether options exist to build greater security with these new technologies. The project’s findings will be presented in a report and a series of policy briefings.

Rocky Mountain Institute International Security & Foreign Policy

$200,000