States are using these funds to plan for energy supply disruption risks and vulnerabilities to lessen the devastating impact that such incidents can have on the economy and the health and safety of the public. Each state is required to track energy emergencies to assess the restoration and recovery times of any supply disruptions; to train appropriate personnel on energy infrastructure and supply systems; and conduct and participate in state and regional energy emergency exercises to evaluate the effectiveness of their energy assurance plans.

The awards for energy assurance capabilities also help states address cyber security concerns and prepare for the challenges of integrating smart grid technologies and renewable energy sources into the transmission network. States are encouraged to coordinate and communicate best practices with one another, in order to build both state-level and regional resiliency.

Complete List of Awardees




August 12, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $38 Million in State Awards for Energy Emergency Preparedness


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