Infrastructure Protection & Security Interest Group
Owners and operators of dams, generating stations, and transmission and distribution systems are increasingly concerned with protecting their asset base and maintaining service reliability in the face of all threat types. Susceptible to damage and loss due to natural causes, theft, deliberate destruction and mischief, electrical infrastructure is confronted with unique protection challenges. Utilities must take all necessary steps to reduce risk and ensure safe and secure power supply.
The Infrastructure Protection and Security Interest Group (IPSIG) is an international technical forum for engineers, operators, and security experts in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and cyber security for the utility industry. Program activities aim to enhance the design and functioning of security operations for dams and power houses, substations, and transmission / distribution grids.
Topics and Issues
- Physical Security
- Cyber Security
- Substations, Buildings & Storage Yard Security
- Overhead Lines, Right of Ways & Linear Assets
- Dams, Power Houses & Generation Stations
- Security System Design and Engineering Specification Templates for Electrical Utility UseThe primary objective of this project is to provide participating electric utilities with design, engineering and functional specification template documents for their use in planning, contracting, specifying, supplying or commissioning substation security installations. The template documentation should enable utilities to concisely specify appropriate security system upgrades or designs and be useful for conveying these security requirements to potential security system integrators, equipment suppliers, contractors and commissioning agents.
Recently Completed Projects
|T103700 3502||Assessing Transmission Station Security Threats and Risks|
|T083700 3501||Practices & Products for Securing the Perimeter of Electrical Transmission Stations|
|May 9-10, 2013: General Meeting||Atlanta, GA, USA|
|October 24-25, 2013: General Meeting||Portland, OR, USA|