CREF 2018: Island Resiliency Action Challenge


Intended outcomes:

  1. Collaboratively triage regional resiliency challenges

  2. Identify the most critical immediate action we must challenge ourselves to accomplish within 12 months.

  3. Leverage this action challenge into a collaborative, stakeholder engagement platform to assist other island communities and other extremely vulnerable cities


Winning Problem Statement:

The most urgent problem to collectively address regarding regional resiliency is:

Determining where to invest scarce human & capital resources while improving, reliability, effective emergency response and driving a new economy transition. 
- David Gumbs, CEO ANGLEC

Winning 12 month action:
Table 9: Deliver a Critical Infrastructure Safeguard Plan within 12 months.

  • Within 60 days: Commission a Feasibility Study to identify, prioritize critical safeguards.  

  • Within 90 days Commission a cost analysis of these priority safeguards and identify possible sources of funding.

>>Current Task Force Co-Leads:

***Runner up and contender for CREF2019 IRAC Impact Award:

Table 10: Launch the Caribbean Energy Resiliency Corps within 12 months

  • Within 60 days: Establish the CERC working group

  • Within 90 days: Finalize plan and agreements for CERC structure, approach, and funding.

>>Current Task Force Co-Leads:

Slido Summary

List of Participants - AS OF 11_8_18 - GOOGLE SPREADSHEET

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IRAC 2018 Spotify Playlist - add your songs

Speaker Presentations:

Other Resources:

Microgrid Cybersecurity: Protecting and Building the Grid of the Future - S & C Electric

Microgrid Guidebooks for Utilities - S &C Electric

COP21_Resilience_Brochure-Making the Energy Sector more Resilient to Climate Change

Islands: Solar Under Storm Report June12,2018

Part 1—Critical Facilities: Where Government and Utility Services Redefine Resilience - RMI

Part 2—Critical Facilities: Where Government and Utility Services Redefine Resilience - RMI

Resilient by Design: Enhanced Reliability and Resiliency for Puerto Rico’s Electric Grid - Siemens

UNDP Derisking Renewable Energy Investment - Full Report (April 2013)

Case Studies:

Ameren’s Microgrid

Oncor's Microgrid

Illinois Institute of Technology Microgrid

Santa Rita Jail Microgrid

City of Borrego Springs

Catalina Island

City of Field and Golden

Village of Minster