Keeping Utah's energy systems strong and secure
Safe and reliable energy is essential for our economy and wellbeing. With this in mind, it is imperative to make strategic investments in our critical infrastructure and other security measures to promote resilience across our energy systems.
To help keep Utah’s energy infrastructure fully functioning, regardless of the circumstances, we work with a variety of different state agencies and private sector companies with the goal of helping make sure that your energy needs are met when you need them most.
KEY STATE ACTIONS
Energy Emergency Exercises
In partnership with the Division of Emergency Management and key energy sector partners, both in the public and private sector, we co-host training exercises to enhance energy-emergency planning. These trainings provide participants with a better understanding of communication protocols and help identify opportunities to improve preparedness plans.
NERC: GridEx — November 16-17, 2021
Building Energy Resilience
There are a variety of existing resources available for companies and local governments interested in enhancing energy system resilience. If energy systems are built to withstand impacts and reduce outages, both economic and safety benefits can be realized.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Plans
In partnership with the National Association of State Energy Officials, we have released a report on the Initiative of Resilience in Energy through Vehicles (iREV) describing how alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) can be integrated with emergency planning efforts in Utah. The Utah-based report covers the alternative fuels available, operational alternative-fueled fleets, and provides key suggestions for using AFVs to enhance emergency planning efforts by strengthening fleet resilience to fuel supply disruptions. Other partners for this report include Utah Clean Cities Coalition, the Utah Division of Fleet Operations and the Utah Division of Emergency Management.