Gov. Evers Attends GridEx V Exercise at the Wisconsin Dept. of Military Affairs
“Exercises like GridEx are a key part of that process and offer a great opportunity for the private and public sector to come together to protect Wisconsin's infrastructure and communities from disaster.”
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today met with state employees, federal and local government partners, and representatives of multiple Wisconsin utility companies as he visited the GridEx V exercise taking place this week at the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs (DMA).
“The folks here at Wisconsin Emergency Management know all too well that part of preparing for the worst is identifying the best response, practicing it, and then reviewing what worked and what didn’t,” Gov. Evers said. “Exercises like GridEx are a key part of that process and offer a great opportunity for the private and public sector to come together to protect Wisconsin’s infrastructure and communities from disaster.”
“Preparation through training is essential in order to respond appropriately during and after a disaster,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Dr. Darrell Williams. “This exercise will help us to be more effective in our operations and response to better serve the citizens of Wisconsin.”
Public sector participants in GridEx V include the state division of Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state Public Service Commission, the state Departments of Transportation, Health Services, Natural Resources, Corrections, Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, the Wisconsin National Guard, the State Fusion Center, Southeast Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center, and the state Division of Enterprise Technology. Participating utilities include Alliant Energy, American Transmission Company, Dairyland Power Cooperative, Madison Gas and Electric, the WEC Energy Group, WPPI Energy, and Xcel Energy.
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