Together with NASEO’s Energy Security Program, the Electricity Program supports states in developing policy and programs to enhance the electricity grid’s resilience. The Presidential Policy Direction 21 (PPD-21) defines resilience as “the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Resilience includes the ability to withstand and recover from deliberate attacks, accidents, or naturally occurring threats or incidents.”

To identify and address vulnerabilities and risks in the electricity sector, NASEO, its member states, and partners work together through the following projects:


NASEO and NGA Guide on State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience

To support Governors and State Energy Offices in strengthening state energy resilience, NASEO and the National Governors Association (NGA) developed a guide on State Governance, Planning, and Financing to Enhance Energy Resilience. The guide describes the range of resilience governance structures, plans, and funding mechanisms that states are leveraging to enhance energy resilience. The report includes descriptive examples and case studies throughout.


Additionally, resilience of the electricity sector is a regular topic at NASEO’s webinar, sessions at NASEO’s conferences, and other meetings.

General Resources

NASEO Publications