Emergency Preparedness and Operations Reliability Standards

Most of the world was stunned to hear that Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico completely without electricity. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida, utilities across the United States sent thousands of linemen and other utility workers to assist Florida utilities. The picture below highlights a portion

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recently issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (“FOA”) that requires the recipient to provide only twenty percent of the total budget. Funding will focus on three areas of interest: 

  1. Advancing Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities that will assist states to develop holistic, whole-building, deep retrofit programs or strategies