Panelists at a FERC-NERC technical conference said they oppose mandatory minimum security rules on critical facilities to protect against physical attacks.
FERC rejected a call for new physical security standards while clarifying its cybersecurity incentives order.
NERC and industry trade groups asked FERC to reject a call to change how assets are classified under the Critical Infrastructure Protection standard.
NERC will consider changes to its reliability standard for physical security in response to the threat of violence against grid assets.
NERC will not support expanding physical security standards to all major BPS assets when it files comments with FERC next month, a senior official told EPSA.
The sixth meeting of the Joint Federal State Task Force on Transmission focused on securing the grid against physical attacks.
More than 33,000 customers remain without power in Moore County, N.C., following apparent attacks on two of Duke Energy’s substations over the weekend.
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FERC approved NERC's removal of language from CIP-014 requiring compliance evidence to be stored on site.
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