Energy Sector Resilience

energy sector resilienceHow critical is the energy sector to the resilience of communities experiencing disaster? The experience of the national response to Superstorm Sandy paints this relationship in stark relief. If electricity and fuel supplies are not available, survivors and their communities cannot help themselves, much less be part of an effective response and recovery. Yet, for historical and regulatory reasons, energy partners have not always been effectively integrated with response and recovery partners.

Cadmus helps public and private sector clients assess energy sector resilience challenges and guides the creation of strategies to mitigate them. We provide guidance and expertise on regulatory and policy studies, technical assessments, and crisis simulations and exercises. Our detailed efforts are mindful of energy provider operations and their interdependencies with critical functions throughout the nation.

Our experts work with energy providers to develop strategies and policies to support their increased resilience against disasters as well as plan for a timely response in the event of a disaster. We also work with government partners at the federal and local levels to identify dependencies on power and improve the capacity to promptly obtain the electric power and fuel required for response and recovery efforts.

Communities experiencing disaster need their energy sector to be resilient. If electricity and fuel supplies are not available, survivors and their communities are at a disadvantage for an effective response and recovery. Cadmus actively unites and engages the energy sector and the response/recovery communities.