Midwestern Regional Energy Assurance Exercise

On August 31 - September 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), in coordination with the Illinois State Energy Office and the City of Chicago will host the Midwest Energy Assurance Exercise. This exercise will involve Midwest States and cities that received Energy Assurance grants from DOE, along with participants from industry, non-profits, Federal, State, and local agencies.

Energy Scenarios will address infrastructure interdependencies, as well as communication, collaboration, and policy responses. The Midwest Exercise will satisfy State and local grant recipients' interstate exercise requirements and will help participants to evaluate their energy emergency preparedness.