This workshop provides an overview of the resilience valuation tools and resources developed by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) which are available for Federal agencies and sites. Attendees will walk through how to use the Customer Damage Function (CDF) Calculator, FEMP's new resilience valuation calculator for facilities and buildings, using their own data. The CDF Calculator is a resource for facility owners and resilience planners to understand the costs of an electric grid outage at their site. The calculator provides a process to elicit facility outage vulnerabilities and estimates how costs vary with outage duration.
Nicholas Gilroy, Product Manager, Geospatial Platforms, NREL Read Bio
Nicholas Gilroy is a product and engineering leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with a passion for building and helping others build impactful products at the convergence of space and place. He specializes in designing delightful product experiences. He works hard to align the skills, goals, and aspirations of teams with meaningful product and business value. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography with a specialization in Environmental Sustainability from Salem State University and a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science from the University of Denver. He regularly presents and evangelizes his teams' products (maps.nrel.gov) to support the mission of NREL and the U.S. Department of Energy as the nation moves towards a clean energy transition.
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to create a custom report using FEMP's CDF tool;
- Identify the data inputs and methodology behind the CDF tool;
- Identify resilience methodology concepts in more detail;
- Recognize how costs vary at a facility depending on frequency and duration of the outage; and
- Identify how to apply the CDF Calculator in their own contexts to prioritize resilience.