Local Government Energy Assurance Planning


Welcome to LEAP

This website supports the cities selected by the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) to participate in the Local Government Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP) program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

This site is also designed to support all local governments, large, medium and small, across the nation that want to learn more about creating energy assurance plans for their communities. Once created, these plans will help ensure that local governments can provide life-saving services during an energy emergency.

Through a grant from DOE, Public Technology Institute (PTI) will offer technical assistance to local governments to help them develop or refine existing energy assurance plans.

On this website, local governments can take part in and learn more about:

  • Free, web-based training opportunities
  • Educational programs including seminars, workshops, exercises and conferences
  • Access to valuable publications and other informational resources
  • Links to important partner associations, state and regional contacts
  • Links to possible funding opportunities
  • DOE staff contacts to answer questions
  • Opportunities to interact with other jurisdictions undertaking this planning effort
  • Access to lessons learned and best practices

We encourage your local government to take advantage of all the technical assistance provided by PTI and to check this website often to stay abreast of all the opportunities available to you during this important planning process. We look forward to working with you.


Ronda Mosley
LEAP Program Director
Assistant Executive Director for Research & Government Services
Public Technology Institute

About PTI and LEAP

Public Technology Institute is a national, non-profit research and development organization established by and for city and county governments. PTI promotes innovation and collaboration by thought leaders in government, and advances the use of technology to improve the management and delivery of services to the citizen.

Local Government Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP) leverages PTI's years of energy expertise and knowledge to assist cities selected under the LEAP FOA, DE-FOA-0000098, to implement and participate in U.S. Department of Energy assurance, reliability and security programs.

PTI's involvement will enable the LEAP cities to identify and resolve energy infrastructure problems and to more effectively plan for and communicate during energy emergencies. Participating cities will be able to save critical time during incidents and potentially limit financial and other negative impacts for industry, the public and all levels of government.

The end product for each of these cities will be a comprehensive energy assurance plan, as well as a comprehensive list of the energy assurance plans' best practices for their critical infrastructure and facilities, similar to that now in place at the state level.

About this Site

This site is published by Public Technology Institute with the support of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, through the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability of the U.S. Department of Energy.