The Need. DOE needs a consistent way to evaluate the impacts of the five teams that are conducting field validations for GMLC Resilient Distribution Systems.
Objective. A team of five national laboratories, working with DOE program managers, will provide a consistent framework and approach for conducting the benefit/cost analysis of each project, impacts analysis (e.g. potential benefits to regions), and a broader synthesis of results. The team will account for the region-specific context of projects, including electricity market structure and design, as well as the threat profile that utilities must consider in their resilience and reliability planning.
Planned Outcome. Valuation results for each of the five field projects, and lessons learned, will be communicated to laboratory researchers, industry partners, and policymakers/regulators.