As the lead agency for Emergency Support Function (ESF) #12—Energy under the National Response Framework and Sector Risk Management Agency (SRMA) and the Sector Specific Agency (SSA) for the energy sector, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) works closely with our public and private sector partners to secure the nation’s critical energy infrastructure against all hazards, reduce the risk of disruptive events, and respond to energy disruptions that could have devastating effects on national security, public health and safety, and the U.S. economy.

The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) manages DOE’s response and recovery functions, working with partners to:

  • Assess the impacts of a disaster on local and regional energy infrastructure
  • Provide situational awareness to Federal, state, and industry officials
  • Facilitate legal and regulatory waivers to help restore damaged energy systems and ensure adequate supply
  • Provide technical expertise to assess damage to energy systems and assist with restoration and logistics

During an incident requiring a coordinated Federal response, CESER activates the Energy Response Organization and/or the Cyber Crisis Action Team to manage response activities, including deployment of responders and sector engagement.

Visit the pages below for information and updates related to specific response activities.

Response Activities

Situation reports from past events are available on the situation report archive.