Climate Risk Assessment of Energy Infrastructure Activities:
Encourage LUCELEC to undertake a climate risk screening of its generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure.
Identify the elements of LUCELEC’s operations that are vulnerable to climate change impacts and natural disasters.
Incorporate the findings of the Climate Risk Screening into the long-term infrastructure development planning of LUCELEC.
Back-Up Electricity for Critical Services Activities:
Conduct an assessment of all services and facilities that are critical to business continuity or government operations to determine back-up energy needs.
Install back-up energy systems at all hospitals, health centres, fire and police stations, emergency shelters, water treatment plants, water supply stations, air and sea ports.
As much as possible, back-up systems should be supplemented with solar-photovoltaic or another reliable renewable energy source, with adequate battery storage.
Hardened Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure Activities:
Provide support to LUCELEC to allow it to implement a phased program to bury all of its transmission and distribution lines in order to reduce vulnerability to extreme weather events.
Wherever possible, bury all telecommunications lines at the same time.
Harden all other energy transmission and distribution infrastructure to make it more resistant to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.
Climate-Smart Energy Sector Planning Activities:
Identify the energy efficiency activities that should be pursued in the various economic and social sectors to reduce the demand for energy and improve the cost-effectiveness of energy supply to these sectors.
Wherever practicable, consider the opportunities to decentralize the generation and transmission of energy in order to build redundancies and increase the resilience of the national grid to natural disasters.