DOE-NASEO Webinar on Forecasting Energy Infrastructure Risk for the 2015 Hurricane Season

June 23, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Each year our nation faces energy emergencies that are caused by natural (e.g., floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes) as well as man-made hazards (e.g., industrial accidents, physical and cyber-attacks) which can cause power outages, fuel shortages, and supply disruptions.  State, local, and tribal governments have the legal authority for responding to energy emergencies, with, under certain circumstances, involvement from various federal agencies during an event.  The U.S. Department of Energy is the lead federal agency responsible for executing emergency support function #12 for energy (ESF-12) under the National Response Framework (NRF).  They serve as the focal point for energy issues and policy decisions relating to response and restoration efforts.  Monitoring energy infrastructure and assessing supply system damage and repair is of utmost importance.  NASEO, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability hosted a webinar to provide an overview of forecasted energy infrastructure risk for the 2015 hurricane season, with focus on the Atlantic basin and Gulf of Mexico. 

Webinar Presentation

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