Urban Renewable Energy

Resilient Grids and Communities through Renewable Energy

  • Makena Coffman   Professor, Urban & Regional Planning, U. Hawaii, Manoa
  • Yekang Ko   Asst Professor,  Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon

Renewable energy has great potential to increase the resiliency of the power system through decentralization, battery storage, and microgrids. Given the increasing frequency of natural disasters, this group will explore the planning and policy strategies for fostering resilience within grids communities across the Pacific Rim through renewable energy. This is especially important for remote areas, islands and coastal communities. The intended outcomes of this working group include a conference book chapter and a peer-reviewed paper.