Making Urban Power Distribution Systems Climate-Resilient

Publication | May 2022

This working paper is designed to help ADB's developing member countries build climate-resilient energy systems that can better support fast-growing cities in Asia and the Pacific.

It shows how the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the urgent need for improved power networks and outlines why social inclusion should be central to energy system planning. Using actual examples from countries including India and Bangladesh, the study analyzes the risks and reliability of different energy solutions. Proposing a risk-based approach to energy system planning, it also considers the role that renewables and microgrids can play in building the climate-resilient infrastructure needed to support sustainable urban growth.

Contents 

  • Challenges to the Urban Power Distribution System
  • Power Distribution System Resilience Concept and Features
  • Solutions to Build Urban Distribution System Resilience
  • Renewable Energy and Microgrid
  • Insurance Products and Policy for Resilience
  • Conclusion and Way Forward

Additional Details

Author
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Access to energy
Countries
  • Bangladesh
  • India
Pages
  • 32
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS220221
ISSN
  • 2313-5867 (print)
  • 2313-5875 (electronic)

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