Local Government Energy Assurance Guidelines Version 2.0

Released April 1, 2011

To help local officials plan for and respond to incidents and emergencies that result in energy outages, Public Technology Institute (PTI) has released Version 2.0 of the Local Government Energy Assurance Guidelines. Published in collaboration with the Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (DOE/OE), this publication is available at: www.energyassurance.us

Communities typically address energy emergencies from a post-disaster response and recovery point of view. The goal of Version 2.0 of the Local Government Energy Assurance Guidelines is to enable these communities to engage in pre-disaster planning and risk reduction. The Guidelines also assist jurisdictions in the recovery phase, in which vital energy sources are restored.

"Very few local governments have a response and recovery plan that is specific to energy emergencies," according to Alan Shark, PTI Executive Director. "Once created, energy assurance plans help local governments provide life-saving services during an energy emergency."

The Guidelines are for all local government decision-makers: elected and appointed officials; senior staff; policy makers; and those responsible for energy and emergency operations.

Version 2.0 of the Local Government Energy Assurance Guidelines synthesizes material from the previous PTI Guidelines version with a more in-depth examination of the content from DOE/OE's 10-Step Local Government Energy Assurance Planning Framework, released last year.

State Energy Assurance Plans: A Stage One Update.  Presented at the 2011 Energy Policy and Technology Outlook Conference

January 31- February 3, 2011

This panel presentation offered a multi-state perspective on the development of the State Energy Assurance Plans, a grant deliverable due in mid-February 2011. These plans address both how states will work with the private sector and the public to minimize the impact of and provide for a rapid recovery from a major energy supply disruption. This session addressed the resiliency of the nation’s energy infrastructure to reduce risks and threats to the security and reliability of energy supplies. Moderator: Mark Sylvia, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

  • David Jenkins, Director of Commercialization and Market Development, Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence
  • Jim Westberg, Energy Program Administrator, Arizona Energy Office
  • Meghan McPherson, Grants Manager and Energy Assurance Program Manager, New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning
  • David Gipson, Director, Georgia Division of Energy Resources; Regional Representative, NASEO Board

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