NASEO helps to advance national and state energy goals by assisting states in ensuring the energy system is reliable, affordable, and secure. NASEO supports these objectives by delivering state energy policy and program expertise, facilitating peer learning among State Energy Officials, assessing states’ energy security needs, and developing tools and resources for State Energy Office use. State Energy Offices are typically the state lead or key supporting agency for the Emergency Support Function 12—Energy (ESF-12) and State Energy Office Directors typically serve as formal energy policy advisors to governors. NASEO works with federal partners, utilities, key energy stakeholders (regional, state, and local policy makers), state associations, academia, and private sector energy organizations, including emerging energy technology companies, to ensure that State Energy Officials have the support and resources they need to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate against all hazards.