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

GridEx V State After-Action Workshop

Washington, D.C. | January 14-15, 2020 Governors can play a critical role during a widespread electrical grid outage. The goal of this project is to help states improve their ability ...
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State Strategies to Improve Energy Resilience through Distributed Technologies

State Strategies to Improve Energy Resilience through Distributed Technologies

Energy systems face increasing pressure from natural hazards, physical threats, and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Implementing distributed energy solutions such as efficiency, distributed generation with storage, and microgrids, in addition to robust ...
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National Governors Association Selects 4 States for Assistance in Energy Security Exercise

Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho and Maryland to Review and Test Energy Emergency Response in a Simulated Environment The National Governors Association (NGA) competitively selected four states – Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho and ...
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In Detroit, Governors Share Lessons on Securing Vital Infrastructure

National Governors Association Summit Convenes Leaders of Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee (Top left) Governors Bill Lee (Tennessee), Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan) and Larry Hogan (Maryland) take questions from reporters at the National ...
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NGA to Partner with Four States on Electric Grid Modernization

Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and Rhode Island to Work on Adapting the Grid to Clean Energy, Electrification and Energy Resilience Trends The National Governors Association (NGA) announced it will ...
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Experts Roundtable on Energy Cybersecurity Coordination and Information Sharing among State, Federal and Utility Officials

Experts Roundtable on Energy Cybersecurity Coordination and Information Sharing among State, Federal and Utility Officials

Washington, D.C. | Aug. 15, 2019 NGA's Energy, Infrastructure & Environment team hosted an expert’s roundtable on Aug. 15 in Washington, D.C., on the topic of energy cybersecurity and information ...
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Governors Advisors Energy Policy Institute

St. Paul, MN | July 17 – 19, 2019 The National Governors Association’s (NGA) Governors’ Advisors Energy Policy Institute brought together governors’ energy policy staff to share energy policy solutions, ...
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Retreat on Improving Energy Resilience in the State of Oregon

Retreat on Improving Energy Resilience in the State of Oregon

December 11 – 12 | Salem, OR The state of Oregon, in partnership with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), is hosting a retreat on policies ...
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Maryland Resilience Retreat

Maryland Resilience Retreat

November 29 -28 | Reisterstown, MD The State of Maryland, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Planning ...
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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 ...
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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.