Local Government Energy Assurance Planning

Partner Organizations

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)

OE-Dept of Energy
The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability plays a major role in addressing immediate challenges to America's energy security, while sustaining applied research into new technologies and implementing policies to meet the challenges we will face in the future.

Technology Development

OE supports a portfolio of research and development of advanced electricity technologies that will modernize our nation's electric delivery system.

Electricity Policy Coordination & Implementation

OE is laying the framework for a modern electricity system by contributing to the development and implementation of electricity policy at the federal and state level.

Energy Assurance

OE improves the ability of energy sector stakeholders to prevent, prepare for, and respond to threats, hazards, natural disasters, and other supply disruptions. OE publishes the Energy Assurance Daily newsletter.

Public Technology Institute

PTI is a LEAP sponsor and partner. Formed in 1971, it is a national, not-for-profit, member-supported organization based in Washington, D.C.

As the only technology organization created by and for cities and counties, PTI works with a core network of leading local government officials—the PTI membership—to identify research opportunities, to share solutions and recognize member achievements, and develop best practices that address technology management, governance and policy issues that impact local government.

Through partnerships with industry, federal agencies, and other governmental organizations, PTI shares the results of its activities and the expertise of its members with the broader audience of the more than 30,000 U.S. cities and counties.

National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)

NASEO is the only national non-profit organization whose membership includes the governor-designated energy officials from each state and territory.

NASEO was formed by the states and through an agreement with the National Governors Association in 1986. The organization was created to improve the effectiveness and quality of state energy programs and policies, provide policy input and analysis, share successes among the states, and to be a repository of information on issues of particular concern to the states and their citizens. NASEO is an instrumentality of the states and derives basic funding from the states and the federal government.

Members are senior officials from the State and Territory Energy Offices, as well as affiliates from the private and public sectors. Member state agencies work on an extremely wide range of energy programs and policies. NASEO also offers an Energy Assurance Program webpage.

Through the Energy Assurance Program work, NASEO provides direct technical assistance, education and outreach to support states' energy assurance planning, response, and smart grid resiliency efforts. This effort is sponsored and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE).

The NASEO Energy & Data Security Committee serves as the focal point of the program and committee members participate in planning and implementation activities aimed at facilitating peer exchange, offering expert input into state activities, and facilitating regional coordination.