The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is working with statewide energy infrastructure stakeholders to develop Alaska's State Energy Security Profile (SESP). The energy sector is uniquely critical as all other infrastructure sectors depend on power and/or fuel to operate. A threat to 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 describe the state’s energy landscape, people, processes, risks, and the state’s strategy to build energy resilience. More specifically, SESPs 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.