Energy is the backbone of our society. Without it, the essential services we take for granted grind to a halt - schools can't open, ATMs won't operate and food delivery trucks aren't able to reach grocery stores. We are so reliant on energy that when the supply is disrupted - even for a short time - our society is unable to function as normal.
Recognizing this, in 2010 the City of Portland embarked on a first-of-its-kind planning effort to better understand and prepare for energy disruptions. The product of these efforts is the Portland Local Energy Assurance Plan (LEAP) Report. The Portland LEAP Report provides an energy emergency plan for the City and an improvement plan with suggested action items to address Portland's dependency on energy before, during and after a disruption.
Click on the links below to check out the report and provide comments. The deadline to submit feedback is April 18, 2012.