2018-12-07 National Governors Association

Idaho Energy Resilience Retreat

November 15 – 16 | Boise, ID

The state of Idaho, in partnership with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) Environment, Energy, & Transportation and Homeland Security and Public Safety Divisions hosted a retreat on policies and strategies to improve disaster resilience and evaluate the NGA State Resilience Assessment and Planning (SRAP) Tool. The objectives of the retreat are to:

  • Examine opportunities for improving state resilience planning;
  • Explore relevant policy and program models;
  • Foster collaboration and communication across state entities; and
  • Discuss the use of the SRAP tool for evaluating Idaho’s resilience preparations.

These objectives will feed into broader energy assurance planning to be undertaken by Idaho.

Agenda

For a link for the full presentation, click here. 

Welcome Remarks

  • Speakers
    • Brad Richy, Director, Idaho Office of Emergency Management
    • John Chatburn, Administrator, Office of Energy and Mineral Resources

Introductions and Objectives

  • Speaker
    • Sue Gander, Director, Environment, Energy, and Transportation, National Governors Association

An Overview of Resilience Efforts in Idaho

  • Speakers
    • Jeff Weak, Director for Information Technology Services, State of Idaho
    • Brad Richy, Director, Idaho Office of Emergency Management
    • Eric Puype, Protective Security Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security

SRAP Tool Process and Recommendations

  • Speakers:
    • Mallory Wilson, Plans Section Chief, Idaho Office of Emergency Management
    • Stephen Goodson, Policy Analyst, Idaho Public Utilities Commission
    • Erik Olson, Policy Analyst, Idaho Office of Energy and Mineral Resources
    • Eric Puype, Protective Security Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security

Working Lunch: Resilience Insights and Resources from the U.S. Department of Energy

  • Speakers:
    • Sue Gander, NGA

Identifying Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities, and Coordination of Efforts

  • Speakers:
    • Megan Levy, Energy Assurance Coordinator, Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation
    • Brent Van Patten, Construction Manager, Idaho Power
    • Dave Allred, Marketing Services Team Lead, Williams Inc.

Identifying Gaps in Existing Plans

  • Speaker:
    • Ronald Fisher, Director, Infrastructure Assurance and Analysis, Idaho National Laboratory

Developing a Risk Management Strategic Plan

  • Speaker:
    • Jeffrey Pillon, Director of Energy Assurance, National Association of State Energy Officials

Understanding and Communicating Regarding Restoration

  • Speaker
    • Melissa Thom, Marketing Specialist, Idaho Power
    • Spencer Hall, Marketing and Communications Manager, Rocky Mountain Power
    • Kevin Wingert, Media Relations Specialist, Bonneville Power Administration
    • Erin Swearingen, Enterprise Business Continuity Program Manager, Avista Corp.

Developing and Maintaining Contacts and Relationships

  • Speakers:
    • Jeffrey Pillon, Director of Energy Assurance, National Association of State Energy Officials
    • John Chatburn, Administrator, Office of Energy and Mineral Resources
    • Jeff Weak, Director of Information Security, Office of the Governor
    • Brad Richy, Director, Office of Emergency Management

 

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