A resilient energy system has a diversity of energy sources, with an emphasis on renewable energy, such as wind and solar. A smaller, more regional system is less vulnerable to interruption of service from outside forces. A locally controlled system has tighter feedback loops, so that the system can be more easily modified as conditions and demand change. The public has more control over the system since it is managed by local elected officials. Locally developed rules are written to encourage innovation, conservation and experimentation. The energy generation is a mix of public and private sources. The system is designed to take advantage of its region's natural attributes, such as windy areas, fast-moving rivers or the ability to grow biomass materials.