Within the Office of Energy Innovation, the State Energy Office is the designated entity responsible for energy emergency planning, per the Energy Policy & Conservation Act of 1975 each state is required, under 42 U.S.C. § 6323(e)(1), to submit an energy emergency plan that it will utilize in the case of an energy supply disruption. (Executive Summary of Energy Assurance Plan)
Protecting and improving the resiliency of the Energy Sector in the face of both manmade and natural disasters is an ongoing effort that requires continued vigilance, contingency planning, training, and shrewd investments. With partnership as the cornerstone of its overall strategy, the Energy Sector already has numerous programs sponsored by dozens of public and private organizations that support the sector's security vision and goals.
The Office of Energy Innovation's State Energy Office, in support of the statutory responsibility to prepare contingency plans for energy shortages and support a secure, resilient clean energy transition, is now accepting applications for the Wisconsin’s Refueling Readiness Grant Program.
WISCONSIN'S REFUELING READINESS GRANT PROGRAM
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's Office of Energy Innovation (PSC) is seeking applications for the third round of Wisconsin's Refueling Readiness grant program. The program is part of its ongoing coordination of energy assurance planning and exercise activities with key state and federal agencies as well as Tribal and county emergency managers. This work has identified the need for proactive resilience efforts.
The petroleum shortage contingency planning process, which included private companies, state and federal agencies, and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), has determined that Wisconsin should ensure there are reliable fueling stations where emergency vehicles can obtain diesel fuel or gasoline. These locations are known as fueling points of distribution or (F-PODs).
The PSC plans to award grants to public and private entities in Wisconsin that meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein, to create a network of F-PODs throughout the state. The Commission has allocated up to $215,000 for this round of grants.
Please find more information and application instructions here (RFP Page) OEI is accepting applications until November 3 at 4:30 CST.
Webinar Recording from Oct 6, 2021: Webinar Link
Refueling Readiness Frequently Asked Questions
Refueling Readiness Grant Application Instruction Presentation
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE MICROGRID AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE CENTER PILOT GRANT PROGRAM
Applications for the Critical Infrastructure Microgrid and Community Resilience Center Pilot Grant Program are now closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Presentation for applicants is available here:: CIMCRC Presentation
Find more information on the PSC ERF system by searching 9705-FG-2020.
LOCAL ENERGY EMERGENCY PLANNING
STATEWIDE ASSISTANCE FOR ENERGY RESILIENCE AND RELIABILTY- SAFER2
SAFER2 is a US Department of Energy (USDOE) funded effort to improve the efficacy of State's response to long-term energy outage via ongoing collaboration with regional, tribal, county, and local Emergency Management Professionals. The Office of Energy Innovation and Wisconsin Emergency Management are proud to partner to serve local, county, and tribal emergency managers to achieve the following goals:
- Gaining a better understanding of the resiliency of critical energy infrastructure around the state.
- Providing templates for fuel shortage contingency plans, cyber-security awareness in energy outages- we want to share lessons learned from the 2018 Dark Sky exercise and state fuel planning process.
- Enhance understanding of roles and responsibilities of both state and tribal/local partners during an energy emergency
Resources and Templates
Emergency Fuel Annex Template
SAFER-2: Energy Emergency Fueling Tabletop Exercise Presentation
SAFER-2: Emergency Support Function 12 Template
Emergency Fueling During a Power Outage: Virtual Tabletop Exercise Guide
Recent exercises attended by staff from the State Energy Office- contact Megan Levy with any questions: Megan.Levy@Wisconsin.gov