As the Sector-specific Agency for Energy, under the Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Protection Plan, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) works closely with Federal, State, and local governments and industry to protect against and mitigate threats on the energy infrastructure, regardless of whether they are caused by natural disasters, deliberate attacks, or are the result of human error. DOE is also the lead agency for Emergency Support Function 12 – also known as ESF-12 – for Energy, when activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.   

In the event of an emergency, OE provides emergency situational awareness reports (situation reports), coordinates the response among Federal, State and local agencies, and helps facilitate the restoration of energy systems. Providing timely, accurate reports and situational assessments plays a crucial role in helping other government agencies and industry prepare for and recover from power outages caused by these events.

Situation reports on Hurricanes Nate, Maria, Irma, and Harvey are available on this page.

Situation reports issued since October 2016 are available on this website. Situation reports issued before October 2016 are archived on the NETL website