European energy companies are well prepared for coping with emergency situations
Thematic network on critical energy infrastructure Protection (TNCEIP) discusses Contingency Planning in the energy sector. European energy companies are well prepared for coping with emergency situations by using the principles and methodologies of ?Contingency Planning?, a concept akin to ?Emergency Planning?, ?Business Continuity Planning? or ?Disaster Recovery Planning?.
The Thematic Network on Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection (TNCEIP) met on 8th March 2012 in London. Energy operators exchanged experiences on their approach and methodologies to manage emergencies affecting the normal functioning of facilities and infrastructures, including procedures to restore supply after major disruptions. Some real emergency cases were presented, with explanation of the measures taken to mitigate the impact and to restore operations as efficiently and quickly as possible. The integration with National civil protection schemes and the framework of European related policies was also addressed by the operators and experts attending the meeting.
TNCEIP meetings are held on a quarterly basis and membership is open to any European company operating energy facilities and/or infrastructures. The next meeting is scheduled for 27 June in Milano, Italy. This meeting will focus on discussing the impact of present and future policies on Critical Infrastructure Protection on their energy business.
Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2012-04-20