Local Energy Assurance Workshops
The Nebraska Energy Office (NEO) and the
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),
provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, offered two free
Energy Assurance workshops to local officials. The workshops, held in Columbus and
Ogallala, provided information and resources to community officials on planning and
managing operations during an energy emergency.
Each workshop covered topics such as:
- Natural gas, propane, motor fuels and electricity supply chain interruptions —
fuel storage and shut off issues/supply interruptions and responses
- Renewable energy and distributed generation — wind and community solar
- How to involve various local government stakeholders and how to champion
the Energy Assurance planning process
- Long-term strategies for your communities and counties and funding resources
See the printable Local Energy Assurance
Workshop Agenda for more details.
Local Energy Assurance Workshop Locations
Attendees were reimbursed for their mileage. One night's lodging was paid for by the Nebraska
Local Energy Assurance grant.
This material was prepared with the support of the U.S. Department of
Energy (DOE) Grant No. DE-FOA-0007483. However, any opinions, findings, conclusions or
recommendations expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the
views of DOE.
Nebraska Local Energy Assurance Planning Workshop Agenda & Presentations
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jim Macy, Director, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and,
Interim Director, Nebraska Energy Office
Patrick Rooney, Planning Specialist, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
9:15 a.m. Keynote
Natural Gas Emergency Response —
Black Hills Energy (pdf)
12:00 noon Lunch
Sponsored by Black Hills Energy
1:00 p.m. Keynote
2:15 p.m. Electricity Infrastructure and Assurance
3:15 p.m. Long-Term Strategies for Your Communities and Counties
3:45 p.m. Summary and Next Steps
4:00 p.m. Reimbursement Forms and Adjourn
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