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.
- 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)
- Electric Infrastructure Security Council
- E-Pro Handbook II, Volume II: Water Sector Resilience for Black Sky Events (EIS Council)
- E-Pro Handbook III: Black Sky Cross Sector Coordination and Communication (EIS Council)
- Roadmap to a Secure and Resilient Water and Wastewater Sector (Water Sector Coordinating Council)
- Power Resilience Guide (US EPA)
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.