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CaLEAP Energy Strategies Workshop

CaLEAP conducted two Energy Strategy workshops for local governments for the purpose to identify energy technologies and strategies best matched to critical facilities and assets, which enable them to become more resilient to energy disruptions.

ICF International and EnerNex co-facilitated the workshops with the goal to provide a menu of choices of energy technologies and strategies that can be deployed to increase resilience in emergencies (disaster scenarios). The workshops provided:

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Introduction to Energy Infrastructure Interdependencies

PTI presented this webinar December 14, 2011.

When developing energy assurance plans, local governments will want to identify energy interdependencies at the local, state, regional, and national levels and examine how they affect local critical infrastructures.

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Energy 101 Webinar: Key Energy Concepts for Local Governments

PTI presented this webinar August 24, 2011.

Energy 101: Key Energy Concepts for Local Governments provides an overview of energy resources and describes how various forms of energy are obtained, distributed and used within and outside jurisdictions.

It will help answer questions you may have in creating your energy assurance plan.

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Local Government Guidelines for Working with the Media During an Energy Emergency

PTI presented this webinar on September 14, 2011.

Local governments play an important communications role during any emergency, and energy emergencies are no exception.

When energy delivery or availability is compromised, it is essential that the public be informed of the details and impact of the disruption.

Fostering a relationship with the media before, during, and after an energy emergency will help ensure that local governments can provide timely and accurate information about the emergency.

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Energy 101: Key Energy Concepts for Local Governments

Energy 101: Key Energy Concepts for Local Governments is available at no charge. It provides an overview of energy resources and describes how various forms of energy are obtained, distributed and used within and outside jurisdictions.

This publication will help answer questions you may have in creating your energy assurance plan.

The PDF was produced by PTI's Local Government Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP) program with the support of the Department of Energy.

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Training Opportunities

The Workforce Development Plan encourages the training of staff new to energy assurance efforts. DOE/OE and PTI are currently developing training opportunities, including webinars.

It is also important for each city to determine whether city-level emergency management training is available. In the interim, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and DOE have several online training courses available at this link and this link.

Appropriate choices include:

  • Introduction to Incident Command System (Course Code: ICS 100.a)
  • National Response Framework, An Introduction (Course Code: IS-800.b)
  • National Infrastructure Protection Plan, An Introduction (Course Code: IS-860.a)
  • Emergency Support Function (ESF) # 12 - Energy (Course Code: IS-812)
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