04/01/09 12:17PM | Category: EPT
National Grid is an international energy delivery company that delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority. They are also the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Protecting and improving the operations, security and resiliency of National Grid is an ongoing effort that requires continued planning and implementation. REGAL supports National Grid with technical expertise in emergency preparedness and evacuation planning.
Energy delivery companies maintain emergency preparedness plans for a wide array of possible emergency situations. Essential to that effort is a successful evacuation plan. REGAL's proven expertise with evacuation planning makes them the perfect choice for the job of simulating the evacuation of the estimated 1,000 employees at the National Grid corporate office in Long Island, New York. REGAL will utilize their Evacuation Planning Tool (EPT) to simulate the evacuation. EPT has proven to be an effective tool for testing a variety of threat environments and the assortment of evacuation and emergency response considerations. Any potential modifications to infrastructure, population, building features and the like can be evaluated for their effect on emergency planning before implementation.
GSA, DARPA, border station managers, colleges, and other government agencies have used simulation modeling like EPT to evaluate emergency preparedness. REGAL's evacuation tools allow them to calculate numerous evacuation scenarios under a variety of conditions providing insight into the best course of emergency response actions.