The Oregon Department of Energy has been directed by the federal government and
SB 1567 to prepare an Energy Security Plan for Oregon. The plan will identify risks to electricity, liquid fuel, and natural gas/propane systems, and propose ways to mitigate those risks.
Using funding from the federal government’s
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
, the Oregon Department of Energy will be leading a coordinated effort with other state agencies, the U.S. DOE, county and local governments, tribal governments, citizen groups, utilities, nonprofit organizations, businesses and industry leaders, and the public
to develop and implement Oregon’s Energy Security Plan. Plan development will occur in 2023 and 2024. The plan will assess risks and threats to Oregon’s energy systems, and identify prioritized mitigation options that can be implemented in the future to improve Oregon’s energy security.
The final product will offer project and policy options that could be implemented to reduce risks for Oregon as a whole, as well as for specific regions throughout the state, and will act as a living resource, which will be reviewed and updated regularly.
To ensure the plan serves all Oregonians, ODOE will conduct outreach to gather stories and data from all regions, economic sectors, and walks of life – seeking feedback from stakeholders and Tribal Nations throughout the project. Over the next year, ODOE will hold
virtual and hybrid meetings
in each of the regions of the state shown below. Stakeholders are also encouraged to submit comments and express interest in getting involved through our online portal
. The portal will prompt you to enter your contact information - then you can select a topic, choose your region, use the comment box to submit comments or self-identify as an environmental justice organization, and select whether you would like to receive email updates or not. You can also sign up for email updates here
|Statewide Kick-Off Webinar
October 16, 2023 | 12:30-2:00
More details coming soon.
Materials coming soon.|
Oregon’s energy sector consists of electricity, liquid fuels, and natural gas assets that are geographically dispersed and connected by systems and networks across our state and region. The energy sector is uniquely vital as all other critical infrastructure and lifeline services depend on power and liquid fuels to operate. Oregon’s energy infrastructure and delivery systems are vulnerable to a variety of hazards
, including severe weather (flooding, wildfires, earthquakes, etc.), systems and infrastructure failures, pandemics, deliberate physical or cyber attacks, and other events. Whatever the cause, when the demand for energy is greater than the available supply, energy insecurity is created. A disruption in the critical energy infrastructure can directly affect the security and resilience within the energy sectors and across other critical infrastructure systems – transportation, communications, and water – threatening public health and safety, the environment, the region’s economy, and perhaps our national security.
The Oregon Energy Security Plan is intended to help the state plan for, respond to, and recover from events that disrupt energy supply (electricity, natural gas, liquid fuels, etc). Through efforts to quantify and mitigate risks to energy infrastructure, ODOE is working to ensure a reliable and resilient supply of energy at an affordable price.