The recent weather events that swept across the southern United States have led to the closure of major cities and the mass failure of power grids, sending millions of residents into a multiday blackout.
Associate I Alexandra Burelbach and Economic Analyst Haozheyi Guan will be hosting an upcoming REMI webinar, “Power Grid Resilience,” on Wednesday, March 10th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) that considers the costs and benefits of investing in resilient infrastructure in order to avoid drastic power failures in the future.
Taking measures to build and support resilient power grids can be crucial to withstanding similar complications caused by inclement weather. During this webinar presentation, Ms. Burelbach and Ms. Guan will demonstrate the effect of power grid resilience on state and regional economies.
Using the REMI E3+ model, they will estimate the economic impact of severe weather with a standard power grid before comparing those results to a power grid built to be resilient in the face of significant disruptions.