On June 16 - 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), in coordination with the Massachusetts State Energy Office and the City of Boston, will host the Northeast Energy Assurance Exercise. The Northeast Energy Assurance Exercise will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. This exercise will involve Northeast and MidAtlantic 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 Northeast Exercise will satisfy State and local grant recipients' interstate exercise requirements and will help participants to evaluate their energy emergency preparedness.