Disaster Zone

Whole of Earth Power Outage Exercise

They are leaving the universe out of this one.

by Eric Holdeman / August 1, 2018

You can't get much bigger than "whole of earth" exercises. I've certainly noticed an uptick in the number of power outage exercises being conducted. See the details below on this exercise that anyone from anywhere can participate in. 

The Center for Regional Disaster Resilience is coordinating a Coronal Mass Ejection Long-term Power Outage exercise for April 2019. Planning for that will begin in a couple of months. This event is being funded by the King County Emergency Management Advisory Committee and the Critical Infrastructure Committee. The interdependencies between infrastructures will be one highlight of the exercise. 

See the details below:

The Electric Infrastructure Security Council would like to invite you to participate in the second annual Emergency All-sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise on August 22, 2018.

This is a free, virtual “come as you are” exercise simulating a global disruption of the power grid. No preparation is required.

In 2018 EARTH EX will focus on four primary areas:
• Executive and senior operational decision-making
• Initiating and coordinating initial sector response and restoration actions
• Multi-sector emergency communication and cross-sector coordination
• Developing sector recommendations for improved restoration support and resilience

For more information, and to register, visit the link above.

Tristan Allen shared this information.