NASEO NARUC Microgrids State Working Group: Microgrid Planning and Deployment for Community Resilience

May 20, 2020, 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Webinar/Virtual Meeting

Recent extreme weather events in the Pacific, Gulf coast and Caribbean, and wildfires in California have highlighted the need for customer, community and utility resilience. In 2019, 14 natural disasters caused over $1B of damages each.  These disasters included severe weather events, hail storms, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes, tropical storms, hurricanes and earthquakes, all of which can threaten the reliability and stability of the electric power system. Microgrids are one tool that can provide sought after solutions to power critical systems and facilitate the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs).  Planning microgrid projects positioned throughout the community to provide resilient power is a key component of a holistic resilience strategy.  This webinar included insights from expert speakers from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Southern California Edison (SCE), and the Oregon Department of Energy.


  • Jared Leader, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
  • Russell Ragsdale, Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Adam Schultz, Oregon Department of Energy

Webinar Recording:

NASEO Contact: Kirsten Verclas (