Protecting the Grid: Reducing Risks to the Nation’s Energy Network

11/19/2014

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Hurricanes, attacks on energy substations, severe cold, drought and cyber attacks continue to demonstrate the importance of creating resilient energy infrastructure.

The energy system failures and disruptions created by these incidents have had serious economic and human welfare consequences.  States are working on long-term efforts to reduce risks and increase infrastructure resilience.

The Department of Energy is working to improve the states’ ability to quantify risks, consequences, and vulnerabilities so decision makers can ensure more effective response and recovery to energy disruptions. This session will discuss how states can better assess risks; make more informed policies, programs and investments that improve resiliency; and protect energy infrastructure in the face of a growing number of natural and man-made threats.

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Speakers

  • Alice Lippert, senior technical adviser, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy  PDF PRESENTATION
  • Jeff Pillon, director, Energy Assurance Programs, National Association of State Energy Officials  PDF PRESENTATION

System Requirements

PC-based attendees required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer<
Mobile attendees required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet