Planning for Energy Emergencies
Local Government Energy Assurance Guidelines

Ronda Mosley
Assistant Executive Director for Research and Government Services
Public Technology Institute (PTI)

Steve Foute, Ph.D.
Strategic Advisor, PTI

George Burmeister
Strategic Advisor, PTI

October 12, 2011

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Related Web resources:
Local Government Energy Assurance Guidelines, Version 2.0
Local Level Energy Assurance Framework: 10 Steps to Building a Plan
Local Government Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP)
DOE Local Energy Assurance Planning Initiatives
DOE Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Energy Assurance Program
FEMA Disaster Scenario Exercise: Critical Power Failure and Notes
ESF #12 -- Energy Annex, National Response Framework

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"This is a great template -- awareness and prepare."
Daniel Ortiz

"Appreciate having access to the ppts in which to capture notes from presenters on. Very well facilitated webinar in addition to being informational."

"I had difficulty getting onto the feed at first but joined in late."
James Anderlohr
Lake County Central Dispatch

"Good information and appreciate the numerous links to guidance."
Matthew Marmor
Calumet County

"Partnering together for public safety is an important task for all."
Sue Potje, District Manager
Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, Bend OR District

"We had problems getting the audio. I was finally able to get into the audio about 15 minutes into the webinar. The slides are good and I look forward to listening to the entire program when it becomes available."
Richard Schroedel
Pierce County Emergency Management

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Ronda Mosley, MS EMP, currently works as the Assistant Executive Director for Research and Government Programs at Public Technology Institute (PTI), in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for providing senior level technical support for PTI's environmental, energy, transportation, public safety, homeland security, and sustainability work. She serves as the operational point of contact for over 186 city/county and state member partners. Her duties include generating budgets and proposals for funding agencies, preparing program reports, managing existing project, coordinating activities among scientific, technical staff and other stakeholders; and assisting in the planning and development of future projects.

Ronda managed the energy assurance Guidelines project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE). Version 2.0 reflects experience gained in developing local EAPs since the Guidelines were first published in 2009.

Ronda has a Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Energy Management and Policy (EMP) and a Bachelors Degree from Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio.

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Dr. Steve Foute most recently was Deputy Manager of the Department of Environmental Health for the City and County of Denver. He now consults for a number of entities including PTI, the City and County of Denver and others.

Steve continues to be an outstanding leader of PTI's Sustainability Council as an advocate for environmental and energy issues at the local level.

In 2006, the Council nominated him as its national spokesperson in energy assurance and critical infrastructure protection funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Steve also assisted with the production of the Guidelines with PTI's Ronda Mosley.

Mr. Foute has won several awards including the U.S. Department of Energy's Innovation Award, Colorado Governor's Energy Conservation Award and the Society of Real Estate Appraisers Author's Award. He is a Master Gardener in Pueblo County, Colorado.

He received his doctorate in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Dallas and has served as adjunct professor at the University of Colorado's School of Architecture and Planning.

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George Burmeister is President of the Colorado Energy Group, Inc., Boulder, CO. CEG assists local and state governments and the private sector with energy efficiency and renewable energy technology policy and program implementation, and the acquisition of federal appropriations. George worked on the Guidelines with PTI's Ronda Mosley.

George's career includes a senior political appointment in the Clinton Administration, service with the National Association of State Energy Officials, Americans for Clean Energy, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Sierra Club and the offices of U.S. Senator Timothy E. Wirth.

He has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Trinity University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.