Announcements

January 11, 2021

Epidemic/Pandemic Resource Supplemented with Safety and Work-Environment Considerations

The Epidemic/Pandemic Response Plan Resource has recently been updated to include information on personal protective equipment use, a tertiary control center strategy, and configuration options for control centers and office space.

The resource—which focuses on planning/preparedness, response, and recovery activities for a severe epidemic/pandemic—was jointly developed by the NATF, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to help utilities create, update, or formalize their epidemic/pandemic plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 14, 2020

Epidemic/Pandemic Response Plan Resource Updated to Include Coordination and Support Aspects

The Epidemic/Pandemic Response Plan Resource has been updated to include details on cross-sector coordination, prioritized requests for government support, and misinformation.

The resource—which focuses on planning/preparedness, response, and recovery activities for a severe epidemic/pandemic—was jointly developed by the North American Transmission Forum, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, U.S. Department of Energy, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to help utilities create, update, or formalize their epidemic/pandemic-response plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 19, 2020

Testing and Contact Tracing Information Added to Epidemic/Pandemic Response Plan Resource

The Epidemic/Pandemic Response Plan Resource has been updated to include more information on testing and an overview of contact tracing.

The resource—which focuses on planning/preparedness, response, and recovery activities for a severe epidemic/pandemic—was jointly developed by the North American Transmission Forum, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, U.S. Department of Energy, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to help utilities create, update, or formalize their epidemic/pandemic-response plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 14, 2020

Resource Developed to Help Organizations Update Pandemic Response Plans

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for utility planning, operations, and response, prompting organizations to review existing or create epidemic/pandemic-response plans. To assist in these efforts, the North American Transmission Forum, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, U.S. Department of Energy, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission jointly developed a resource to help utilities create, update, or formalize their plans. 

The Epidemic/Pandemic Response Plan Resource focuses on planning/preparedness, response, and recovery activities for a severe epidemic/pandemic.

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April 27, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Web Page

The NATF has organized information regarding its response to the pandemic on a
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page under the “Industry Initiatives” section of the site.

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