100 Resilient Cities - Sandia Challenge

Urban and Community Resilience

Helping leaders better assess resilience challenges

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Providing technical expertise to help cities better address the shocks & stresses of the 21st Century
Urban and Community Resilience at Sandia

Energy systems are at the heart of the web of interconnected infrastructures that support civilization as we know it. Sandia National Laboratories' Urban and Community Resilience Initiative works directly with cities, electric utilities, and other stakeholders to develop strategies for improving the resilience of local energy systems to support critical lifeline functions such as water, food, and shelter following emergencies.

Through this initiative, Sandia's capabilities in modeling, designing, optimizing, and analyzing infrastructures and social systems converge toward helping planners suggest and evaluate resilience-enabling technologies such as advanced microgrids, energy storage, and transportation electrification at a city-wide or community-wide scale.