As local governments and utilities across the United States look for ways to improve the sustainability and resiliency of their electricity and energy infrastructure, one state’s partnership with utilities and PEER certification for grid systems provides an example of how ambitious goals can be realized and scaled.
In 2018, the Commonwealth of Kentucky partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to drive the adoption of PEER – a certification that measures and evaluates power system performance based on resilient, reliable and sustainable practices – with the long-term goal of driving resilient energy infrastructure across the Commonwealth. Over the course of that year, PEER and the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet worked together to build awareness of the benefits of PEER, train professionals and policy-makers, and identify projects that could become PEER certified. This innovative collaboration resulted in three Commonwealth projects achieving PEER certification – a municipal utility, a rural electrical cooperative, and Ft. Knox.
Join Kentucky Office of Energy Policy’s Kenya Stump and others in this webinar that will help you understand:
– How the partnership was formed and implemented.
– How the certifications were achieved and the value of certification for utilities.
– Ways other USGBC communities and US states can replicate the partnership and help create more resilient and sustainable electricity infrastructure.
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