EPRI’s cyber security collaborative will test grid technology protocols.

EPRIThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected EPRI’s cyber security collaborative to perform an assessment and develop technologies, best practices, metrics, and standards to protect the U.S. electric sector against cyber attacks.

Among the tasks to be performed are:

– Assess requirements and results developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and other organizations;

– Review power system and cyber security standards in meeting power system security requirements; and

– Test grid security technology protocols using labs and pilot projects.

Organizations participating in the collaborative are Arc Technical, Enernex, Flowers CCS, Idaho National Laboratory, Inguardians, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, N-Dimension, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center, Sandia National Lab, SRI, Telcordia, Texas A&M University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Houston, University of Minnesota Smart Grid consortium, and Xanthus Consulting International.

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Source: HydroWorld.Com
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