The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System
Dates:
Wed, Jul 19, 2017   304 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017   2321 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 2:30 p.m.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017   564 Ford House Office Bldg. – 10:30 a.m.

 

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Committee on Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System
 
 
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Congressional Briefings
 
on
 
Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System
 
Requested by Congress in P.L. 113-235, this new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, focuses on identifying, developing, and implementing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that can cause large-area, long-duration outages: blackouts that extend over multiple service areas and last several days or longer. Resilience is not just about lessening the likelihood that these outages will occur. It is also about limiting the scope and impact of outages when they do occur, restoring power rapidly afterwards, and learning from these experiences to better deal with events in the future.
 
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 20, 2017 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.