State Energy Security Plan

The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is working with statewide energy infrastructure stakeholders to develop Alaska's State Energy Security Plan (SESP). The energy sector is uniquely critical as all other infrastructure sectors depend on power and/or fuel to operate. A threat on energy infrastructure can directly affect the security and resilience within and across other critical infrastructure sectors — threatening public safety, the economy, and national security.

Individual SESPs are an essential part of energy security planning. SESPs describes the state’s energy landscape, people, processes, risks, and the state’s strategy to build energy resilience. More specifically, the plans detail how a state, working with energy partners, can secure its energy infrastructure against all physical and cybersecurity threats; mitigate the risk of energy supply disruptions to the State; enhance the response to, and recovery from, energy disruptions; and ensure that the state has secure, reliable, and resilient energy infrastructure.

The SESP will meet the requirements of the Department of Energy (DOE) as outlined in Section 40108 of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Meetings

• Friday, November 5, 2022
   - Meeting Agenda
   - State Security Energy Plan Presentation by AEA
   - Alaska State Energy Security Plan Presentation by ICF

Resources

• State Energy Security Plan Framework and Guidance
Section 40108-40109 State Energy Security Plans and State Energy Program

Timeline

• October 6, 2022 - Contract Awarded to ICF
• November 4, 2022 - Public Meeting
• November 15-December 30 - Individual Stakeholder Meetings
• November 30, 2022 - Energy Landscape/State Profile Draft
• January 30, 2023 - Energy Landscape and Risk Assessment Final
• February 10, 2023 - Public Meeting (Tentative)
• April 28, 2023 - Risk Assessment Profile
• May 31, 2023 - State Energy Security Plan Draft
• June 15, 2023 - State Energy Security Plan Final
• June 16, 2023 - Public Meeting (Tentative)