To provide safe, secured, reliable, resilient and equitable access to power.
Power system must meet the following requirements. Cities with multiple utilities or service providers must aggregate the data from the respective utility to demonstrate compliance
100% coverage of households or population by electricity service.
For cities which have not achieved a 100% coverage of all coverage of households or population by electricity supply, provide a roadmap for achieving the same within 5 years of certification or at the time of LEED recertification.
Reliability Performance Monitoring
Continuous monitoring (automatic or manual) and recording of interruptions for the complete distribution network at high, medium and low voltage levels.
Power Surety and Resiliency
Identify cities’ or communities’ critical loads or emergency facilities and essential services that require backup power during widespread outages or disasters. Determine minimum daily runtime requirements for all the emergency facilities and essential services. Demonstrate that the city, utility or service provider can supply power to all emergency facilities and essential services for at least duration greater than the minimum daily runtime for one week or longer. Off-grid developments or micro-grids are eligible if they independently meet the above requirements and are supported by the city development plans or policies.