Workshop Focuses on Improving Security of Trinidad & Tobago’s Energy Infrastructure
By Dialogo July 24, 2013
U.S. experts in energy security met with counterparts in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this month for a workshop to discuss the protection of the Caribbean nation’s critical energy infrastructure.
Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, members of the Delaware National Guard and SOUTHCOM met with members of the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Sector Security Initiative (ESSI).
The workshop, dubbed the Critical Infrastructure Subject Matter Expert Exchange, focused on helping Trinidad and Tobago improve its energy infrastructure protection and develop mechanisms for private/public information sharing across the energy sector. One of the adopted plans included the exploration of modeling Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Training Academy (NSTA) after the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Training Center.
Details on planning a visit to the center will be worked out to determine how its curriculum and training techniques can be modified to suit the local environment.
A trip to Delaware will be planned to offer the ESSI firsthand knowledge on how the State catalogs its critical infrastructure and administers protection related programs.