Methods and Measures to Enhance Resilience against Electrical Power Outage in Urban Vital Societal Functions (MEREPUV)
Funded by the EU commission, the MEREPUV project (2018-2020) had partners from three countries and at three different levels; National, regional and municipal.
- Norway: The Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB), City of Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger
- Netherlands: Safety Region South – Holland South, City of Dordrecht
- Latvia: State Fire and Rescue Service, City of Valmiera
The aim of the project has been to make cities more resilient to disruptions in power supply by improving knowledge of cities` role in protecting their vital societal functions from such disruptions, and by identifying efficient measures available at the local level for protecting citizens against severe consequences of power outage.
As a part of the project, the participating cities carried out assessments of how electrical power outage will affect other vital societal functions:
• Electronic communication systems (City of Stavanger)
• Rescue services (City of Oslo)
• Health services (Cities of Bergen, Dordrecht and Valmiera).
The following documents are results of the project:
• Joint final report (PDF) As flipbook (PDF)
• Norway: DSB working Paper – main findings from Norway based on assessments from the cities of Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger (PDF)
• Netherlands: Safety Region South Holland South working paper – based on assessment from City of Dordrecht (PDF)
• Latvia: State Fire and Rescue Service working paper – based on assessment from City of Valmiera (PDF)