This document constitutes the comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s implementation of grid resilience provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Docket No. DE-FOA-0002827).
C2ES is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to secure a safe and stable climate by accelerating the global transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and a thriving, just, and resilient economy. As part of this mission, C2ES focuses on policies and practices that advance climate resilience for communities and businesses and developed A Federal Policy Action Plan to Accelerate Local Climate Resilience. Our work has advanced the resilience of the electricity sector; C2ES partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the DOE Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience and spearheaded the development of DOE’s Climate Change and the Electricity Sector: Guide for Climate Change Resilience Planning (2016). We are an affinity group member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Climate READi initiative, launching in 2022.