Pioneer Shield Natural Gas Disruption In-State Exercise

May 8, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development, with support from the National Association of State Energy Officials, will conduct a tabletop exercise to test and refine the state’s existing energy emergency planning capabilities to respond to a natural gas disruption scenario. The in-state exercise will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Exercise objectives include:

  • Examine and clarify state agencies’ roles and responsibilities, authorities and actions that would be used during a natural gas disruption to validate procedures and identify gaps to be addressed;
  • Identify and improve communication and coordination protocols among state agencies, the private sector, federal government, and other states;
  • Review relevant energy emergency response plans to identify gaps or additional details needed; and
  • Explore how an event would be managed at local level in a large metropolitan area and smaller surrounding communities.

Admission is by invitation only.

Please contact Shemika Spencer ( for any questions.