Enhancing State Government Energy Assurance Capabilties and Planning for Smart Grid Resilliency Initiative
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) appropriated $39.5 million to be distributed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through formulaic grants to State Energy Offices for an initiative entitled “Enhancing State Government Energy Assurance Capabilities and Planning for Smart Grid Resiliency” (EA). The purpose of this EA initiative is for the State to develop new, or refine existing, plans that integrate new energy resources and technology into energy assurance and emergency preparedness plans. The goal is for enhanced planning efforts to contribute to the resiliency of the energy sector, including the electricity grid, by focusing on the entire energy supply system, including refining, storage and distribution of fossil and renewable fuels. Of the $39.5 million being made available for the EA initiative, Connecticut’s State Energy Office is eligible to receive $521,500.
The 2012 Energy Assurance Plan (EAP) for Connecticut describes the State’s ongoing efforts towards enhancing energy assurance and securing its energy future. The 2012 EAP is the first for Connecticut and the first developed by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). It fulfills the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements for DOE’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) grant allocated to state energy offices. The 2012 EAP presents the State’s efforts -- plans, programs, and initiatives – that promote energy assurance. The undertakings identified in the EAP will help the State prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of future energy supply disruption events. The 2012 EAP includes an extensive appendix with much of what drives the State’s robust energy assurance efforts – including emergency response plans, policy documents, and other reports.
2012 Energy Assurance Plan (EAP) for Connecticut - Final Draft
Content last updated June 6, 2013