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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, NERC to hold Physical Security Conference in August

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation will convene a joint technical conference on August 10 to discuss physical security of the bulk power system, including the adequacy of existing physical security controls, challenges, and solutions.

The technical conference, which will be held at NERC’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., is being convened in response to a recommendation in NERC’​s recent report to FERC addressing the effectiveness of the existing NERC reliability standard on physical security – Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standard CIP-014. 

The American Public Power Association and several other trade groups recently voiced support for recommendations included in the NERC physical security reliability standards study.

Additional details related to the conference’s agenda and organization will be issued by FERC.