Shining a Light on Emerging Resilient Power Movement

A new, first-of-its-kind report from Clean Energy Group tells the story of the early years of the resilient power movement – and as the movement spreads beyond the Northeast, states in other regions should be taking notice

In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated the Northeast United States, disrupting electric service to more than eight million people in 17 states. As traditional diesel-powered backup generators failed, critical facilities such as hospitals, first responders and public shelters, as well as vulnerable populations – the elderly, disabled and those in low-income neighborhoods – were severely impacted by the extended and widespread power outages.  In some communities, the blackouts lasted for weeks.

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