Secure Grid Exercise - Electrical Grid Presentation

After talking with our DEM Planner, Kerry Kimble, who attended the recent "Secure Grid" Table Top Exercise held in Colorado Springs, CO, I wanted to share an interesting presentation made during the exercise that provides some background on our power grid and associated issues. Why?  Be it an earthquake, wildfire, winter storm, cyber attack or other hazard, power is essential to all phases of emergency management yet it is not something altogether clear as to what it really means that the light comes on when we hit the switch and the associated complexities of managing the grid. 

After returning to DEM, Kerry shared this presentation and, after watching it, I asked to post it. I just think it is an interesting and informative approach to helping bridge that gap in understanding our energy grid so "Thanks" to both Kerry and Richard White for sharing!