Emergency preparedness and response activities help to facilitate recovery from disruptions to the energy supply, thereby reducing the impact of these events. As such, the ISER approach for emergency response is to leverage a coordinated integration of several DOE capabilities and resources to emergency response situations. These capabilities and resources include personnel with emergency response and/or energy systems operations experience, leading-edge analytical modeling and visualization capabilities, coordination and contacts with private industry, state governments, and U.S. government agencies, and facilitation of special policy waivers or legal authorities by the Secretary of Energy. This approach enables ISER to provide highly scalable support for a range of emergency events with a relatively small footprint while continuing to develop a number of different mission support areas.
- Stafford Act Events (ESF-12)
- Non-Stafford Act Events (e.g. blackouts, oil spills)
- National Special Security Events (e.g. Presidential Inaugurations, Nuclear Summits, G-8 meetings)
- Physical and Cyber Incidents
- High-Impact/Low-Frequency Incidents (e.g. pandemic incidents)