STATE RESOURCE CENTER ON ENERGY SECURITY

As the leaders of their states, governors are ultimately responsible for preparing for and responding to energy emergencies in their states – and are uniquely positioned to do so. There are a number of steps governors can take to ensure their states are well-positioned to respond to electrical blackouts, oil and gas shortages and other energy-related crises. The National Governors Association developed this State Resource Center on Energy Security to provide governors and other senior state officials with a one-stop-shop for the information and resources they need to plan for and respond to energy emergencies.

NGA State Resilience Assessment And Planning Tool

The State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool (SRAP Tool) was created to help Governors and their staffs assess state resilience, identify gaps, and plan for natural and man-made disasters. The tool and related efforts build upon the experiences of states and community leaders around the U.S. and globally.

The SRAP Tool uses all hazards to help states prepare for a wide range of natural and man-made threats. Those can include storms such as hurricanes and tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, cyber and physical attacks, and terrorist attacks. The development of the SRAP Tool was conducted under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. While the SRAP Tool is applicable to a broad range of resilience efforts, this version focuses on energy assurance and continuity of operations for that sector primarily, along with other critical infrastructure systems such as transportation, communications, and water. Learn more and download the tool here, or for a demonstration of the tool, view this webinar.

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Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

A tool to help Governors prepare in advance of an energy emergency and inform their decision making in the event of an energy emergency.

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NGA Energy Security Library

State Learning Lab on Energy and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

State Learning Lab on Energy and Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Governors' staff and state leaders across the country collaborate and recognize the importance of resilient energy and critical infrastructure, while discussing how to best bolster state energy plans with new ...
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Opportunities For Cybersecurity Investment In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

Opportunities For Cybersecurity Investment In The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

In an increasingly modernized and interconnected world, the cybersecurity risk continues to grow, and our nation’s infrastructure is not impervious. For states looking to elevate their cybersecurity posture, the IIJA ...
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States’ Role in Addressing Foreign Threats in U.S. Critical Energy Infrastructure Sectors

States’ Role in Addressing Foreign Threats in U.S. Critical Energy Infrastructure Sectors

This issue brief examines the vulnerabilities of critical energy infrastructure sectors and assets to foreign threats and identify possible actions to address those vulnerabilities. (Download) Executive Summary The safety and ...
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State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

This guide provides examples of state-wide resilience considerations, important actions for states to enhance energy resilience planning, and potential funding and financing options to consider for energy resilience projects. (Download) ...
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Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies

The road map is a tool to help Governors prepare in advance of an energy emergency and inform their decision making in the event of an energy emergency. (Download) Executive ...
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National Governors Association to Work With 4 States on Exercise to Improve Energy Emergency Preparedness

National Governors Association to Work With 4 States on Exercise to Improve Energy Emergency Preparedness

California, Connecticut, Illinois and Utah to Participate in GridEx VI, Receive Technical Assistance The National Governors Association (NGA) will support four states – California, Connecticut, Illinois and Utah – as ...
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State Summit on Energy Resilience Planning and Funding

State Summit on Energy Resilience Planning and Funding

State participants from Governors' offices and state energy offices convened to discuss energy resilience best practices related to planning and governance, cross-sector interdependencies, making energy systems resilient to severe hazards, ...
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2021 Energy Policy Institute

2021 Energy Policy Institute

The NGA Governors’ Advisors Energy Policy Institute is a unique event that brings together governors’ energy policy staff to share energy policy solutions, learn from national experts, and participate in ...
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Memorandum on State Utility Disconnection Moratoriums and Utility Affordability

Memorandum on State Utility Disconnection Moratoriums and Utility Affordability

This memo identifies the range of solutions Governors can deploy to address utility affordability and bill arrearages as the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic impacts continue. (View/Download) Background As a ...
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Webinar: Addressing Energy Security through State Cyber Governance Bodies

Webinar: Addressing Energy Security through State Cyber Governance Bodies

As the energy cybersecurity threat landscape continues to evolve and our dependency on digital and connected technology grows, Governors are sharpening their focus on addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their states ...
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On Demand Technical Assistance

NGA staff provide tailored on demand technical assistance to governors’ advisors upon request, using information about best practices and advice from states and other experts across the country. Assistance can come in a variety of forms, including brief confidential memos on a specific policy area, comments on draft legislation or regulations, consultation on a policy development process or access to outside experts to help the governor’s office move its agenda. Please contact Dan Lauf at dlauf@nga.org for more information.