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Task Force on Emergency Preparedness, Recovery and Resiliency

The NARUC Task Force on Emergency Preparedness, Recovery and Resiliency (EPRR Task Force) was chartered in April 2020 to consider emerging issues and opportunities facing the regulatory community associated with emergency preparedness, recovery and resiliency. The EPRR Task Force will lead NARUCís efforts in responding to and educating members about existing and emerging issues and opportunities associated with emergency preparedness, recovery and resiliency, including best practices, funding opportunities, resources and collaborative efforts. Considerations for the task force include available federal funding, the meaning of resiliency; the critical connections that exist between regulatory policy and implementation; the relationship between preparedness, response, and resilience; and the future of resiliency as it relates to a diverse and changing energy future. Examining these topics, assessing the relationships among them, and exploring the critical connections that exist between them and regulatory policy will contribute to a greater level of preparedness, recovery, and resiliency for the nation.

The EPRR Task Force is comprised of three Subcommittees that seek to address four broad thematic scopes.

  • 1. Federal funding opportunities to support emergency preparedness, recovery, and resiliency initiatives
  • 2. Impact of consensus-based construction standards on federal funding opportunities
  • 3. Black Sky event planning and preparedness
  • 4. COVID lessons learned and best practices

The Federal Funding Opportunities and Construction Standards (FFOCS) Subcommittee will address two primary activities: 1) conduct research and provide ongoing education on federal funding to support pre- and post-disaster recovery, resiliency investments, and hazard mitigation; and 2) review existing consensus-based construction standards and their impact on federal funding eligibility.

The Black Sky Subcommittee is responsible for developing resources that support NARUC member preparedness in the event of a catastrophic, multi-regional event affecting multiple critical infrastructure sectors. The work of the Black Sky Subcommittee supports the EPRR Task Forceís goal of improving state energy emergency response capabilities.

The Subcommittee on COVID-19, comprised of members of the EPRR Task Force and other relevant stakeholders, will study the public utility sectorís COVID-19 pandemic response. The Subcommittee will gather lessons learned from the response of state commissions, state, local, and federal government agencies, and private sector entities to the COVID-19 pandemic and compile best practices in an effort to enhance preparation activities and improve collaborative responses for similar future events.


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Kimberly A. O'Guinn
(Chair)
Commissioner
Arkansas Public Service Commission     
Biography


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April Ballou
VP of Legal and State Regulatory Affairs
National Association of Water Companies     


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Janet Gail Besser
Vice President, Regulatory and Business Innovation
Smart Electric Power Alliance     
Biography


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Michael E. Bryson
Senior Vice-President of Operations
PJM Interconnection    
Biography


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Diane X Burman
Commissioner
New York State Public Service Commission     
Biography


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Cynthia Chaplin
Executive Director
Canada's Energy and Utility Regulators     


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Richard Cimerman
VP External/State Affairs
NCTA     
Biography


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Martha Duggan
Sr. Director, Reg Affrs
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association     
Biography


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Gladys Brown Dutrieuille
Chairman
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission     
Biography


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Alex Hofmann
Vice President of Engineering Services
American Public Power Association     
Biography


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Anne Hoskins
Chief Policy Officer
SUNRUN, Inc.     
Biography


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Daniel Lapato
Senior Direct, State Affairs
American Gas Association    
Biography


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Mary D. Lasky
Business Continuity Advisor
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory    
Biography


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Daniel Lauf
Energy Program Director
National Governors Association     
Biography


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Odogwu Obi Linton Esq.
Commissioner
Maryland Public Service Commission     
Biography


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Lillian Mateo-Santos Esq
Associate Commissioner
Puerto Rico Energy Bureau     
Biography


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Charlotte A. Mitchell
Chair
North Carolina Utilities Commission     
Biography


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Philip Moeller
Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Edison Electric Institute     
Biography


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Richard Mroz
Senior Director
Resolute Strategies     
Biography


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Ellen Nowak
Commissioner
Public Service Commission of Wisconsin     
Biography


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Brandon Presley
Commissioner
Mississippi Public Service Commission     
Biography


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Ann Rendahl
Commissioner
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission     
Biography


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Kyle Rogers
Vice President, External Affairs
Spire Alabama     
Biography


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Daniel C. Scripps
Chair
Michigan Public Service Commission     
Biography


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Genevieve Shiroma
Commissioner
California Public Utilities Commission*     
Biography


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Eric F. Skrmetta
Commissioner
Louisiana Public Service Commission     
Biography


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Andrew Slater
Delaware Public Advocate
Delaware Division of the Public Advocate     
Biography


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Kenya Stump
Executive Director
Kentucky Public Service Commission     
Biography


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Rob Thormeyer
Director, State, International, & Public Affairs Division
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission     


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Justin T. Williams
Commissioner
South Carolina Public Service Commission     
Biography


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William Yates
President & CEO
Yates Construction    
Biography