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The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI) advances self-reliant island and remote communities through the development of resilient energy systems. Relevant outcomes include:

  • Local resource reliance
  • Institutional, social, and economic resilience
  • Enhanced institutional capacity
  • Lower costs and increased predictability
  • Replicable approaches.

For more information about ETI, contact Jennifer Decesaro

Island Clean Energy Project Planning

Island Energy Data
Get energy information and data about islands in the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the surrounding area.
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Islands Playbook
Use a readily available framework that any community can use to help successfully initiate, plan, and complete a transition to a clean energy system.
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Energy Tools and Trainings

Engage Energy Modeling Tool
Makes cross-sectoral energy system planning and simulation easier and more accessible.
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Disaster Recovery Resources

Hurricanes
Find lesson learned and resources to prepare for, respond to, and recover from hurricanes.
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Tornadoes
Find lesson learned and resources to prepare for, respond to, and recover from tornadoes.
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Lessons Learned in Islands

How Renewables Will Help New Orleans Keep the Lights On
The immense challenges that New Orleans faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were intensified by electric grid failures.
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Helping Hawaii Chart a Path to 100% Renewable Electricity
As Hawaii charges toward its goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2045, the Energy Transitions Initiative worked with NREL to deliver training.
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Consider the Lobster and Electricity: Helping Meet the Energy Challenges of Maine's Small Islands
Most island communities do not have economies of scale or local fossil fuel resources, two key factors contributing to significant increases in ene...
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