Our programs support projects that boost resiliency, such as distributed generation, marine energy, and energy storage. ODOE is also working with other state and local agencies and stakeholders to assess the current risks to our energy system, and how we would respond.
Our planning work includes mitigating the effects of a short-term disaster as well as supporting flexible energy systems that can respond to climate change efforts.
In 2016, ODOE and Central Lincoln People's Utility District were selected to participate in the National Governors Association's Policy Academy on Grid Modernization. The partnership will result in the development of an action plan for consumer-owned utilities that identifies incremental steps that can be taken to enhance local energy resiliency. We expect to publish the plan in mid-2018.
Oregon Fuel Action Plan
The Oregon Department of Energy is responsible for implementing the Oregon Fuel Action Plan, which outlines Oregon's response to severe or long-term petroleum shortages or disruptions.
The Plan addresses how we would access gasoline and diesel in Oregon, and how we would distribute fuel to state emergency services such as law enforcement, fire, and medical services, and to essential service providers that include utilities, telecommunications, public works, public transit, and sanitation services.
In addition to ODOE's work, other state of Oregon agencies are also focused on large-scale resiliency planning. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management coordinates statewide efforts for preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Learn more by reading the Oregon Resilience Plan .
Oregonians can also do their part. Be prepared for an emergency at home, at work, and in your car. Visit our blog for more tips.
Ready.gov also has recommendations for how you can be prepared, including putting together an emergency kit with food and water, determining a family communication plan, and more.