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State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

Full Title: State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience
Author(s): Sam Cramer, Campbell Delahoyde, Kelsey Jones, Kirsten Verclas, Dan Lauf, Matt Rogotzke
Publisher(s): National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), National Governors Association
Publication Date: January 7, 2022
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Description (excerpt):

From 2011 to 2020, the United States faced an average of 14 distinct billion-dollar disasters annually at an average cost of $93 billion. Beyond impacting lives and livelihoods, major natural disasters can devastate energy systems and require expensive repairs and improvements. For this guide, NGA and NASEO are defining resilience as the ability to withstand disasters better, respond effectively, and recover more quickly and to a more improved state.

To help Governors and State Energy Offices strengthen state preparedness, this guide describes the range of resilience governance structures, plans, and funding mechanisms that states are leveraging to enhance energy resilience. The report is underscored by descriptive examples and case studies throughout. There is no single “best” approach to energy resilience and the path taken will likely depend on multiple factors. As a result, many of the practices highlighted in this paper can be implemented in parallel. But as state leaders continue to shift focus to pre-disaster mitigation, this report illustrates how energy, can be included as a core facet to those efforts.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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