See this New York Times Op-ed, How to Keep the Lights on After a Hurricane [or other disaster].
A bit for forethought and action when the winds are not blowing can help make a community retain a level of electrical power resiliency. There will be those who oppose these concepts, but objections can be overcome with diligence and persistence.
Green power is one solution and distributed networks and mini grids are another. If Cuba can make progress, why not us?