The Energy Sector consists of thousands of electricity, oil and natural gas assets that are geographically dispersed and connected by systems and networks. Therefore, interdependency within the sector and across the Nation’s critical infrastructure sectors is critical. The energy infrastructure provides fuel to the Nation, and in turn depends on the Nation’s transportation, communications, finance and government infrastructures. The energy systems and networks cross the Nation’s borders, making international collaboration a necessary component of the Energy Sector’s efforts.
Protecting and improving the resiliency of the Energy Sector in the face of both manmade and natural disasters will be an ongoing effort that will require continued vigilance, contingency planning and training. The Energy Sector envisions a robust, resilient energy infrastructure in which continuity of business and services is maintained through secure and reliable information sharing, effective risk management programs, coordinated response capabilities, and trusted relationships between public and private security partners at all levels of industry and government.