The Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience is an initiative to enhance U.S. energy security by improving the resilience of energy infrastructure to extreme weather and climate change impacts. The goal is to accelerate investment in technologies, practices, and policies that will enable a resilient 21st century energy system. Under this Partnership, owners and operators of energy assets will develop and pursue strategies to reduce climate and weather-related vulnerabilities. Collectively, these Partners and the Department of Energy (DOE) will develop resources to facilitate risk-based decision making and pursue cost-effective strategies for a more climate-resilient U.S. energy infrastructure.
Partners Agree to:
Commit… Identify priority climate vulnerabilities and develop resilience strategies
Take Action… Identify and pursue priority resilience strategies, and assess costs and benefits of investments
Measure and Report Results… Share experiences with climate resilience activities implemented and progress in enhancing resilience
DOE Agrees to:
Facilitate… Share information and technical assistance on climate science, emerging climate resilience best practices, technologies and policies
Assist… Develop and deploy tools for assessing vulnerabilities, employing user-friendly climate data, and evaluate the costs and benefits of climate resilience investments
Recognize… Provide national recognition to Partners for implementing measures to enhance energy infrastructure resilience
Current List of Partners:
SCE is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States and a longtime leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency. With headquarters in Rosemead, Calif., SCE serves more than 14 million people in a 50,000 square-mile area of central, coastal and Southern California. SCE has provided electric service in the region for more than 125 years. SCE maintains grid assets valued at more than $20 billion, including 1.4 million power poles, 700,000 transformers and 103,000 miles of distribution and transmission lines. In the past 5 years, SCE’s energy efficiency programs have helped customers save enough energy to power 1.2 million homes for a year. SCE delivered approximately 15 billion kilowatt-hours of renewable power to its customers in 2012 - nearly 20 percent of all the electricity delivered that year — and more than any other U.S. utility.