December 9, 2023

physical security

NERC ‘Very Happy’ With GridEx VII Participation
NERC's three-day GridEx exercise tested electric grid stakeholders on their response to a wide variety of threats.
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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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PJM Hears from White House Official on Security
A White House official urged participants in PJM’s General Session to engage in closer collaboration at all levels as cyber and physical security threats morph.
Puget Sound Energy
Wash. Sabotage Suspect Pleads Guilty
One of two men charged with attacking electric substations in Washington state over the Christmas holiday has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges.
NERC Says Changes Coming to Physical Security Standards
NERC will consider changes to its reliability standard for physical security in response to the threat of violence against grid assets.
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SERC Board of Directors/Members Briefs: March 29, 2023
Representatives of SERC Reliability’s member entities joined the regional entity’s Board of Directors here for its first meeting of the year on Wednesday.
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Co-op Leaders Share Reliability Concerns
Supply chain issues, the trend toward electrification, and cyber and physical security all weigh on the minds of leaders of the nation’s electric cooperatives.

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