Local Energy Assurance Planning Webinar Helps Local Agencies Kick-Start LEAP Efforts

January 18th, 2013

Effective responses to man-made and natural disasters require timely and continued planning for all hazards. Incidents in the past year, including the June derecho Storm and Superstorm Sandy, have illustrated the need to track the essential services of Maryland communities and assess their vulnerability to energy disruption in the event of a disaster. Gathering this information can be challenging for emergency management and key stakeholders. To address these challenges, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) have developed the Energy Assurance Plan (EAP). The Maryland EAP, released in July 2012, provides background information to aid local agencies as they develop local energy assurance plans (LEAPs).

CHHS will be conducting a webinar on the basics of local energy assurance planning on January 29th, 2013 from 9:30am to 10:30am. The webinar will provide local emergency managers and other interested stakeholders in Maryland with training, best practices, and guidance on local energy assurance planning. The discussion will include getting started and key steps in the LEAP process, and review provided LEAP templates. By the end of this one-hour webinar, participants should have everything they need to start LEAP efforts in their jurisdiction. We invite you to register for this important webinar at:


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