Cybersecurity for the Electric Smart Grid: Elements and Considerations


Preston Barker (Editor)
Rudy F. Price (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology, Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
BISAC: TEC007000

The “Smart Grid” is the name given to the evolving electric power network as new information technology systems and capabilities are incorporated. While these new components may add to the ability to control power flows and enhance the efficiency of grid operations, they also potentially increase the susceptibility of the grid to cyber attack since they are built around microprocessor devices whose basic functions are controlled by software programming. This book examines the “Smart Grid” where the potential for a major disruption or widespread damage to the nation’s power system from a large scale cyberattack has increased focus on cybersecurity. (Imprint: Nova)

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The Smart Grid and Cybersecurity-Regulatory Policy and Issues
(Richard J. Campbell, CRS)

Electricity Grid Modernization: Progress Being Made on Cybersecurity Guidelines, but Key Challenges Remain to be Addressed

Statement of Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Testimony of Joseph McClelland, Director, Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Testimony of Gerry Cauley, President and Chief Executive Officer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


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