Israel Electric Company to hold nationwide war drill Wednesday

The Israel Electric Company (IEC) will hold a comprehensive nationwide drill on Wednesday to mimic the situation during a regional war. Workers will hold exercises in preparation for various scenarios including a direct hit on electricity infrastructure and a terror attack on an electric facility. IEC Director General Amos Lasker said the drill was vital in preparing for various security scenarios and principally for bolstering professional cooperation between different IEC departments and officials. "The electric company holds a large-scale drill like this once a year to assess our crisis management and operates in order to lessen the possible risks in cases of emergency," said Lasker, adding that during wars, the IEC had always operated to the best of its ability in order to minimize damage caused by a strike on electric infrastructure.