Toolbox Entry: Making urban power distribution systems climate-resilient

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Last edited on 27/11/2022 by Hector Alfaro
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Yue, Yunfeng (ADB)
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Enabling Distributed Technologies
  • Mini/micro-grids (when interconnected)

Distribution Planning
  • Disaster management and resilience

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Distribution planning


This working paper investigates solutions that can contribute to building a strong, robust, and resilient power distribution network. First, it describes the major internal and external risks and challenges that urban power systems face. The paper outlines vulnerabilities against the main features of building resilient power distribution networks. Second, it puts forward a range of detailed solutions based on case studies that highlight the capacity of risk perception, system flexibility, hardware endurance, emergency response, and outage recovery. Third, it describes the role of renewable energy and microgrid in improving the resilience of future power distribution networks.