FERC draws mixed comments on cybersecurity incentives framework

A white paper from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on potential cybersecurity incentives policy (CIP) drew mixed comments from municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, state utility regulators, investor-owned utilities and grid-security advocacy groups.

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US energy regulator to revise cyber security standards

To ensure critical electrical infrastructure, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has instructed the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to prepare Version 5 of cyber security mandates by the first quarter of 2013 as per the guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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DoE launches collaborative initiative on cyber security

The Department of Energy (DoE) plans to launch a collaborative initiative to develop security guidelines for managing risk across the electric grid and providing power utilities with standard and adaptable solutions to manage cyber security on the electric grid.

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Debate heats up over the new federal cyber authority

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy (DoE), and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) have expressed their support to two proposed grid cyber security legislations during a hearing organised by the House Energy & Commerce’s subcommittee on energy and environment.

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