Tuesday July 23, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
This is an online event.
Details will be provided after registration
The Multi -State Fleet Response Working Group and its private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators in the energy/electric sector invite you to attend an educational webinar series focused on helping citizens, governmental organizations, legislators, regulators, and businesses reliant upon electricity better understand how electric companies, coops and trade organizations worked together to restore the power during hurricane Sandy and other major storms and events.
The Webinar Series will be co-hosted by:
- Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group
- Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
- Regional Consortium Coordinating Council (RCCC)
- Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP)
- State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC)
Problem Statement: In the wake of Super Storm Sandy, the need has been elevated for a more clear understanding of how the electric power gets restored, how companies coordinate and work together to share crews and trucks from around the country to respond, and what types of things delay the power restoration process.
Government legislators are asking, ‘why do power crews have to leave our state when our power is off?’
Business owners need to know how long power will be out so they can plan to reopen as fast as possible.
Citizens complain to their governments and power companies when the power is out for long periods.
Government responders and emergency managers need to better understand how utility crews may have to pass through their states in order to respond to another state(s) outages.
Many groups have already invested heavily in the education process to address these issues. In the spirit on continued education and in support of integrated planning between private and public sectors, we are offering this webinar series.
- Webinar #1, July 23 at 1:00pm ET – Understanding the Mutual Aid process and how the electric sector shares people, trucks and costs in responding to power outages Register Here by Clicking Here
- Webinar #2, July 30 at 1:00pm ET – Understanding the national power grid and how it impacts timeframes for power restoration to occur Register Here by Clicking Here
- Webinar #3, August 6 at 1:00pm ET – A case study showing a specific electric company’s challenges and logistical efforts to restore power following Super Storm Sandy Register Here by Clicking Here
- state and local government legislators
- federal legislators and regulators
- emergency managers and first responders
- business continuity professional
- people wanting to better understand the power restoration process, issues and efforts
- businesses and organizations who rely on electrical power
- critical infrastructure owners and operators in the sectors of transportation, telecommunication, energy, food, water/waste water, health/medical, retail, chemical, commercial facilities, information technology, manufacturing and the defense industrial base.
What you will learn:
Participants in this webinar series will learn to better understand and articulate:
- the history and the role of the Mutual Aid process, already in place to support power outage restoration
- the importance and priority of protecting and restoring the power grid that provides you electricity
- the large scale coordination and logistical efforts that electric companies implement in impacted areas for a storm like Sandy
- the limitations facing the electric sector
- the importance of having all users of electricity understand the efforts being made by government and the electric sector to improve certain areas of the restoration process
Each webinar will be 60 minutes long and will feature 1 or 2 presenters discussing the topic. A question and answer session will follow each presentation.
These Webinars will be recorded for future use.
Please contact Jackie if you have any questions. We look forward to having you participate in this important webinar series.
Jackie Grantham, All Hazards Consortium