- Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) -- Transforming U.S. Energy Infrastructures in a Time of Rapid Change: The First Installment of the QER, DOE Video
- National Petroleum Council (NPC) “Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters” (December 2014)
- National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013, Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience and Supplements – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- State Energy Risk Profiles The profiles provide a state by state summary of both natural and man-made hazards with the potential to cause disruption of the electric, petroleum, and natural gas infrastructures.
- Understanding Energy Infrastructure and Supply Chains
Documents & Reports
The following are documents and reports relevant to Energy Assurance planning:
- Physical Security of the U.S. Power Grid: High-Voltage Transformer Substations (June 2014) - Released by the Congressional Research Service on June 17, 2014, this report focuses on the physical security of high-voltage transformer substations.
- National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (December 2012) - Released by the President of the United States on December 19, 2012, this document aims to show how strengthening the protection of classified and sensitive information can help build confidence so that such information can be shared with authorized users.
- Year-in-Review: 2011 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions (April 2012) This report was prepared by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy and provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2011.
- Local Government Energy Assurance Planning Energy Assurance Guidelines Version 2.0 (December 2011)
Public Technology Institute
- Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness System (November 2011) PPD-8 requires a description of the National Preparedness System – an integrated set of guidance, programs and processes, enabling the nation to meet the National Preparedness Goal.
- Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness Goal (September 2011) Under PPD-8 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with other executive departments and agencies, and in consultation with state, local, tribal and territorial governments, the private and non-profit sectors and the general public, was charged with developing and submitting the first edition of the National Preparedness Goal which defines the core capabilities necessary to prepare for the specific types of incidents posing the greatest risk to the security of the Nation. The Goal establishes concrete, measurable, prioritized objectives to mitigate specific threats and vulnerabilities – including regional variations of risk – and emphasize actions intended to achieve an integrated, layered, accessible and all-of-Nation/whole community preparedness approach while optimizing the use of available resources.
- Hardening and Resiliency: U.S. Energy Industry Response to Recent Hurricanes Seasons
This report was prepared by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy and examines the efforts industry has taken, since the 2005 and 2008 hurricane seasons, to harden their assets and/or implement changes to make their energy systems more resilient.
- High-Impact, Low-Frequency Event Risk to the North American Bulk Power System June 2, 2010 —The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) The report examines three high-impact, low-frequency risks in detail: coordinated cyber, physical, or blended attacks; pandemic illness; and Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD) and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) events.
- Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk -- Assessing America’s Vulnerabilities in a Global Energy Market 2010 Edition, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- A Guide to Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Protection at the State, Regional, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Level
September 2008 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- National Response Framework (January 2008) Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—is the successor to the National Response Plan and focuses on response and short-term recovery. http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nrf/mainindex.htm#
- The National Infrastructure Protection Plan, (2009) Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—provides a coordinated approach to critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) protection roles and responsibilities for governmental agencies and private sector security partners.
- Energy Sector Specific Plan (Energy SSP) The Energy SSP, an annex to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), provides a comprehensive risk management framework that defines critical infrastructure protection roles and responsibilities for government, private industry and other energy sector partners. The 2010 update to the Energy SSP is now available at: http://www.oe.energy.gov/DocumentsandMedia/Energy_SSP_2010.pdf
- Developing and Maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local Government Emergency Plans (March 2009) Department of Homeland Security, FEMA—promotes a common understanding of the fundamentals of planning and decision making to help emergency planners examine a hazard and produce integrated, coordinated, and synchronized plans.
- The Governors Guide to Energy Assurance (December, 2006) NGA Center of Best Practices Homeland Security & Technology—roles and responsibilities for ensuring a robust, secure and reliable energy infrastructure.
- Local Government Energy Assurance Guidelines (September 2008) Public Technology Institute (PTI). Protecting and enhancing the resiliency of the energy sector from natural and human-caused disasters requires local governments to be vigilant and aware of the interdependencies of the system. This guide provides a valuable resource for local governments as they examine and enhance their energy assurance efforts.
- The National Strategy for Homeland Security provides a common framework for the prevention and disruption of terrorist attacks; protection of the American people, our critical infrastructure, and key resources; response to and recovery from incidents; and strengthening the foundation to ensure long-term success.
- Security Guidelines for the Petroleum Industry (April 2005)
American Petroleum Institute
- The Role of State Public Utility Commissions in Protecting the National Utility Infrastructure, National Regulatory Research Institute, (March 2005).
- DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report
- Information Sharing Practices in Regulated Critical Infrastructure States Analysis and Recommendations
This report was prepared by the Critical infrastructure Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in 2007 and provides information of state practices on protecting sensitive information from disclosure.
- National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Technical Briefs
- Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities (book) (2003) Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
- Planning for Government Continuity (November 2003) National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices
- Establishing State Intelligence Fusion Centers (July, 2005) National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices—Guidance for setting up and operating an intelligence fusion center
- Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Challenges Need to be Addressed (July 2002) General Accounting Office
- Making the Nation Safer (book) (2002)—National Academies Press
- States' Homeland Security Priorities (August, 2002) National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices
- Interstate Strategies for Transmission Planning and Expansion (2002) Task Force on Electricity Infrastructure, The National Governor's Association (NGA)—report recommending the creation of Multi-State Entities (MSEs) to facilitate state coordination on transmission planning, certification, and siting at a regional level.
- Electrical Energy Security (April 2002) The Regulatory Assistance Project
- Emergency Planning and Preparedness: Securing Oil and Natural Gas Infrastructures In the New Economy (June, 2001)—National Petroleum Council