Miles Keogh, NARUC
David Terry, Stateline Energy
New Orleans, September 2005
What is Energy Assurance?
All Hazards Approach
Public Health Emergencies
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Scope and Duration
• Redundancy Risk & Vulnerability • Physical
• No choke points Assessment • Insider
• Diversity • Cyber
Protecting Critical Infrastructure
and Building Resiliency
Other Organizations to Know
in Critical Infrastructure Emergencies
State Energy Governors’ State & Local Police;
Offices Offices National Guard
Public Utility Other States
Utilities & Local Government
Federal Lead Agencies State Legislators
(DOE, EPA, DHS)
Energy Emergency Assurance
Points of contact for States, DOE and industry in
event of and energy emergency.
Provide assessment, notification, news and
updates on actions taken.
Primary and secondary contact for each sector
(petroleum, electricity, natural gas) from each
Energy Assurance Guidelines
Provide state energy and emergency
officials with tools for understanding
and reviewing how their jurisdictions
respond to energy disruptions and
how to improve the energy
emergency plans that guide this
The Guidelines are a compilation of
information from many state energy
and emergency officials who have
experienced and responded to
Where can I find them?
NASEO’s Web Page:
NARUC’s Web Page:
Ten State Actions to Assure Energy
Make sure you and your staff are prepared
and trained to deal with the emergency
Know your state’s energy profile.
Get to know the key government and
Maintain a current file of legal authorities.
Remember energy locations and keep them
Ten Sate Actions to Assure Energy
Emergency Preparedness (cont.)
Be familiar with response measures.
Work with the private sector.
Regular plan review and update.
Maintain an alternative budget for
Be prepared when meeting with the media.
Organization of the Guidelines
I. Energy Assurance Considerations
II. Define and Clarify Organizational
Relationships and Responsibilities
III. Principal Strategies for Managing an
IV. Response Measures considering
electricity, natural gas and petroleum
V. Public Information
Gathering Data and
Understanding the state
– Capacities & Utilization
– Energy flows,
consumption & prices
Identify who in the state is
responsible for tracking
Know what data is collected
and how to get it and what
Monitor Supply (no shortage)
Attention to rumors, reports, national and regional
Monitor, alert, coordinate
Issue public advisories as needed
Seek input from stakeholders regarding potential
Give special attention to supporting private sector
– Coordinate with advisory committees, other
Conduct risk analysis, notify Governor of impending
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Recommend mandatory actions
State of Disaster
– Responsibility usually falls to state &
local EMA, sometimes PUC
Declaration of Energy Emergency
– SEO or PUC should coordinate with
EMA and federal agencies as
DOE, FEMA, DOT
(e.g., pipelines and driver hour waivers)
Natural Gas Emergency
– monitors supply & infrastructure status
– energy efficiency and demand-side measures
– sharp price jumps may require additional low
income energy assistance and weatherization
– makes recommendations to the Governor
Local Distribution Companies (LDC)
– initiate PUC/PSC-approved gas service
curtailment plans to protect essential human
Public Utility Commissions (PUC)
– Monitors for outages and emergencies
– Storm, transmission and distribution, generation
capability,interconnections, equipment failure
– Institute “Emergency Electrical Procedures”
– Know what should be exempt from rotating
– Coordinate with Control Area Operators (CAOs)
Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) or
Independent Systems Operators (ISO)
– Restoration, reports 16
State Energy Office/PUC
– Monitors area prices and other factors for signs for
– Receives informal reports from associations regarding
– Evaluates and makes recommendations to governor.
– Coordinates with industry.
– Convenes advisory committee and stakeholders as
– Develop recommended mandatory actions.
– Implement, administer, and monitor.
– Attempts supply enhancement.
– Repairs and restoration as needed. 17
Be prepared and know who will to talk to the Press.
If a Joint Public Information Center is established
work through this center.
The message should be clear and consistent.
Only tell them what you know as fact, do not
Provide authoritative, accurate and timely
Provide background information that helps them
understand the nature of the problem
Appendix A - Quick Guidelines: Ten Things You
Appendix B - Additional Information Pertaining to
Appendix C – Federal Energy Emergency Actions
Appendix D – Monitoring Fuel Supplies
Appendix E – Essential Pre-Crisis and Background
Information for State Energy Emergency
Appendix F – Petroleum Fuel Set-Aside
For more information contact:
Miles Keogh, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Terry, DTerry@StatelineEnergy.org