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Critical infrastructure protection in latin america and the caribbean

The report is the result of the OAS and Microsoft’s joint efforts to empower governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to respond and investigate cyber incidents, and reflects what is currently being done to limit the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to cyber-attacks across the region. In addition, the document suggests that while there is collaboration between the public and private sector, and a growing awareness of cybersecurity issues, more could be done to protect vital assets. Critical infrastructure includes services essential to the well-functioning of a society, such as financial services, energy, communications and water supply.



A tool on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) knowledge management and maturity assessment

This report accompanies the second release of the PETs assessment tool and provides a brief overview of its main functionalities, as well as its challenges and proposed dissemination activities for further enhancement and adoption.




Valuing the Resilience Provided by Solar and Battery Energy Storage Systems

Researchers from NREL and Clean Energy Group found that placing a monetary value on the ability of solar+storage to avoid losses during grid outages can significantly impact project economics and system design. Using data from Southern California Edison, researchers analyzed the economic case for solar+storage for three customer types (school, office building, and hotel) in Anaheim, California. In each case analyzed, larger PV and battery storage systems were found to be economical when the value of resilience is accounted for.



How Solar PV Can Support Disaster Resiliency

NREL began researching existing PV systems and conducting site assessments in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. The challenge that New Jersey was faced with was that, despite having ample solar PV installed, the systems were non-operational due to disconnect policies and the type of control technology installed. These factors prevented PV systems from "islanding" or remaining operational even when the grid goes down.



Powering last-mile connectivity

More than 4 billion people are not connected to the internet today, representing a huge opportunity for both development and business. Bridging the ‘digital divide’ for these un-networked billions requires affordable and reliable access to electricity. Power is a crucial element at all stages of providing internet access: from running backhaul services to the core of the network and base stations to powering the devices that consumers use to get online. Yet, across much of the developing world, reliable electricity remains expensive and hard to get.