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Registration open for lead planners, planners participating in GridEx VI

Registration is open for lead planners and planners participating in GridEx VI, which takes place Nov. 16-17, 2021.

A lead planner is a utility employee/contractor or government partner responsible for overall planning, coordination, and execution of an individual entity’s GridEx VI participation, but is not a player in the exercise.

A planner is a utility employee/contractor or government partner supporting the entity’s lead planner in overall planning, coordination, and execution of an individual entity’s GridEx VI participation, but is not a player in the exercise.

GridEx, which takes place every two years, allows utilities, government partners and other critical infrastructure participants to engage with local and regional first responders, exercise cross-sector impacts, improve unity of messages and communication, identify lessons learned and engage senior leadership.

The exercise began in 2011 and NERC hosts the GridEx series. The 2019 GridEx, which occurred in November 2019, marked the fifth such exercise. APPA encourages its members to sign up for GridEx VI early and to participate, either as an active participant, or just to observe.

In 2017, 53 public power entities participated in GridEx, while in 2019, 100 public power entities participated.

To register for GridEx VI, individuals must be registered and active Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) Portal users. If you have any additional questions about GridEx participation as a public power utility, please reach out to [email protected]