July 15, 2024

physical security

Texas RE Sees Challenges in Resource Mix, Physical Security
Texas RE staff said their upcoming risk assessment will identify multiple ongoing challenges to grid reliability.
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Texas RE Auditors Push Preparedness for Security Walkthroughs
Compliance auditors at the Texas Reliability Entity urged utilities  to think of them not as antagonists looking to get them in trouble, but as allies in the mission of maintaining grid reliability. 
Robb, Cancel Review Reliability Landscape
NERC CEO Jim Robb and E-ISAC CEO Manny Cancel shared their views on the electric reliability landscape in a media call.
NERC Flags Communication, Coordination in GridEx VII Report
The number of participating organizations fell again in GridEx VII, the second decline in a row for the biennial security exercise.
SERC: Details Crucial for Physical Security Plan
Presenters at a SERC Reliability-hosted webinar urged utilities to focus on their unique vulnerabilities in their physical security strategies.
DOE Planning up to $70M in Energy Resilience Investments
The Department of Energy is seeking recipients for up to $70 million of investments into energy resilience.
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California Man Arraigned for Substation Bomb Attacks
Peter Karasev pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges of damaging power substations.
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SERC Devotes Webinar to Physical Security Risks, Awareness
With an uptick in physical attacks on electric infrastructure, the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council hosted a session on making physical security more bulletproof — literally.
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Feds Charge Idaho Man in Dam Attacks
Gunfire caused more than $200,000 damage at two Idaho Power dams, the Justice Department said.
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FERC, NERC Conference Addresses Security Challenges
Panelists at a FERC-NERC technical conference said they oppose mandatory minimum security rules on critical facilities to protect against physical attacks.    

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