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Building resilience will require compromise on efficiency

As increasingly complex and optimized energy systems prepare to cope with a variety of risks including climate shocks and extreme weather events, a myopic focus on economic efficiency can significantly jeopardize critical energy services.

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The authors thank Edmond Russo for his assistance on this paper. This study was funded in part by the US Army Corp of Engineers Military Funding Program on ‘Integrating energy and computing networks’, and the US Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program. The views and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the individual authors and not those of the US Army or other sponsor organizations.

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Jin, A.S., Trump, B.D., Golan, M. et al. Building resilience will require compromise on efficiency. Nat Energy 6, 997–999 (2021).

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