OEP is responsible for enhancing Tennessee’s preparedness for disruptions to the State's energy resources, particularly those related to transportation and heating fuels. This work includes the ongoing development of the State’s Energy Assurance Plan – in cooperation with other State agencies and private industry stakeholders – and responding to all Emergency Support Function 12 (ESF-12) activities under the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan (TEMP).
ESF-12 related activities also involve attendance at DOE energy emergency planning seminars, serving as ESF-12 Emergency Services Coordinators (ESCs) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), and maintaining information relative to the Tennessee Petroleum Contingency Plan.
DOE State Heating Oil and Propane Program (SHOPP)
As participants in the DOE State Heating Oil and Propane Program (SHOPP), OEP collects weekly propane prices from a random sample of propane distributors across the State. This data is uploaded to DOE and published on a regional basis for the purpose of assisting both government and private sector entities with monitoring propane markets during the winter heating season.