EIS Council • EPRO Handbook

EPRO® Handbook Project

Examines how lifeline utility companies, government agencies and other key stakeholders can partner to build resilience and significantly reduce the impact of natural and manmade hazards that could cause catastrophic, extended-duration power outages and critical infrastructure failures over multiple regions of the United States or other nations.  The Handbook also proposes a “whole community” approach to restoration and response, managing the consequences of outages that do occur with contributions from individuals and their families, agencies at all levels of government, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the private sector.

  • The EPRO® I -The first handbook in the series

    The first volume of the EPRO®  Handbook focuses on both all-hazard whole-community preparedness and on hazard-specific mitigation recommendations for e-threats.  The e-threat focus aims to bridge the gap between the significant preparedness efforts of the electric industry in regard to traditional hazards -- including catastrophic storms, cyber threats and coordinated physical attacks -- and to less developed preparedness measures for emerging threats, such as severe space weather, and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons.

  • EPRO® II (Published in two volumes) Addressing Black Sky Electric Subsector, Fuel Subsector and Water Sector resilience issues interdependencies and opportunities

    EPRO II focuses on Black Sky resilience and operational strategies and plans for the Oil and Natural Gas Subsector (Vol. 1 "Fuel") and the Water Sector (Vol. 2, "Water")  It includes proposed initiatives to support coordinated resilience and response efforts with other critical infrastructure sectors that are vital for public health and safety.

  • The EPRO® III - Cross Sector Coordination and Communications in Black Sky Events

    As electricity has become more widely available and reliable, it has transformed modern society and made possible today’s unprecedented network of interconnected infrastructure systems, from food and water distribution to the internet and beyond. 
    However, this tightening web of connectivity also makes infrastructure sectors extraordinarily dependent on each other and vulnerable to cascading failures.
    This Handbook offers new approaches to bolster such resilience.