The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is hosting two statewide conferences to discuss the importance of energy emergency preparedness and encourage the development of local and/or regional energy assurance plans.
The conference is a great opportunity to learn about energy assurance planning, which involves private and public sector collaboration on how best to maintain the resiliency of the State's energy systems and rebound from disruptions to these systems. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with individuals and representatives in the private and public energy industries, such as local emergency management coordinators, critical service providers, city/county public officials, homeland security specialists, energy providers/suppliers, and regional planning organizations.
This program will continue to develop into the fall of 2012 when the MPSC will conduct hands-on training with local Emergency Management Coordinators in each of the 8 EMHSD regions. This training will focus on the resources needed to develop LEAP plans through the introduction of support materials and tools created by the MPSC.
To facilitate attendance, the MPSC has chosen two locations for the LEAP Conferences. Overnight accommodations will be provided for MSP/EMHSD emergency management coordinators and other personnel that must travel over 120 miles.
June 21, 2012
MSP\EMHSD Regions 3, 7 & 8
Tony Katarsky, Assistant Division Commander, Michigan State Police
Jeff Pillon, Director Energy Assurance, National Association of State Energy Officials
John Quackenbush, Chairman, Michigan Public Service Commission
Brigadier General Stone, Michigan National Guard
Greg White, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
Who Should Attend
Local Emergency Management Coordinators
Critical Service Providers (Water, Hospital, etc.)
City/County Public Officials
Homeland Security Specialists
Regional Planning Organizations
|| Generators / Emergency Fueling
| Cyber Security
|| Local Energy Assurance Planning
| Energy Interdependencies
|| Smart Grid Technology
For more information or additional assistance call 517-241-5147.