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

NGA-NARUC GridEx VI Webinar

NGA-NARUC GridEx VI Webinar

On this webinar, participants learned about GridEx VI - the biennial energy security exercise hosted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Panelists discussed the focus of the exercise ...
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Addressing Cybersecurity for Critical Energy Infrastructure through State Governing Bodies

Addressing Cybersecurity for Critical Energy Infrastructure through State Governing Bodies

This paper addresses practices Governors can follow to establish effective cybersecurity governance bodies that support critical infrastructure cybersecurity, with a focus on the energy sector. (View/Download) Executive Summary This paper ...
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Energy Cybersecurity Resources For Governors’ Advisors

Energy Cybersecurity Resources For Governors’ Advisors

On the federal level, cybersecurity standards in the United States are governed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. NERC’s mission is to ...
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State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool Demonstration

State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool Demonstration

The SRAP tool is meant to help Governors and their staff assess state resilience, identify gaps, and plan for disasters. Nov 16, 2020 NGA hosted a webinar to provide an ...
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State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool

State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool

The State Resilience Assessment and Planning Tool was created to help Governors and their staffs assess state resilience, identify gaps, and plan for natural and man-made disasters. Background | Vision/Goals ...
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2020 Governors Advisors Energy Policy Institute

2020 Governors Advisors 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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Energy Security Brief – Spring 2020

Energy Security Brief – Spring 2020

Energy security planning is critically important to governors and practices are ever evolving. To keep governors’ offices apprised of the latest news, NGA will feature periodic spotlights on notable resources ...
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COVID-19 Impacts to Energy Security

COVID-19 Impacts to Energy Security

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the electricity sector, decreasing electric load and increasing the risk of energy incidents. Electricity use has fallen between 5-15% and EIA forecasts that power generation ...
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State Moratoriums on Utility Shut-offs and Related Actions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the country, resulting in stay-at-home orders, an economic downturn, and increasing unemployment, the crisis an increasing number of residential, commercial, and industrial customers ...
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Governor Guidance on the Energy Sector During COVID-19 Response

This memo serves to provide guidance to governors on how they can best support and protect the energy industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights three areas governors should consider ...
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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.