Companies and government partners are spending more time and resources on collaborative basis to simulate and test scenarios and events on energy security. In the event of an incident or terrorist attack, The Department of Energy (DOE) would be responsible for collecting, evaluating, and sharing information on energy infrastructure, and working with Federal, state, and local entities and industry to ensure robust response and recovery efforts.

A wide range of exercises, which simulate scenarios of cyber and physical attacks on the grid, are designed to test and improve the electricity sector’s ability to respond. Participants include representatives from electric utilities, Federal and regional government agencies, critical infrastructure cross-sector organizations such as Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), and supply chain stakeholders.

As the Department of Homeland Security notes, critical infrastructure, including the Nation’s power grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure, is vital to the safety, prosperity, and well-being of our communities and businesses.