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Power Outage and Black Sky Resilience Resources

Power Outage and Black Sky Resilience Resources

Created: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 16:17
Natural Disasters, Resilience, Security Preparedness


Black sky power outages - outages lasting a month or more and affecting multiple states - could turn a natural or manmade disaster into a catastrophe. The resources included below describe resilience measures that water and wastewater utilities might consider in order to maintain service during black sky outages.

Attached Below

  • WaterISAC Black Sky Hazards & Water Sector Resilience:  Recording, Slide Deck and CEU Materials
  • Draft Black Sky Playbook for the Water Sector 3.0 (EIS Council)

Resource List

Plan to Play in EarthEx 2020 (September 1 - October 31)

The Electric Infrastructure Security (EIS) Council has opened registration for the fourth installment of the Emergency All-sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise (EarthEx), an international exercise focused on planning for black sky hazards, threats which result in extended, widespread power outages. Registrants facilitate the exercise within their organization and can participate by accessing the EarthEx scenario and materials at any time between September 1 and October 31.