Reliability, Resilience and Security

LPPC members view cyber security as an important electric power industry issue, due to its critical role in bulk power system reliability.





Maintenance of a Reliable Electric Grid Must Be a Key Consideration in Establishing New Federal Policy

A reliable electric grid is essential for economic growth in our communities. For these purposes reliability includes both Operating Reliability and System Adequacy. Federal regulators should be required to conduct a “reliability impact assessment” prior to the adoption of any significant federal rule affecting the electricity sector, to ensure that new regulations are not inadvertently undermining reliable electricity service.

Continue to pursue inclusion in energy legislation as energy legislation is considered in the next session of Congress



The Electric Industry and Government Should Partner to Better Understand and Seek to Enhance the Resilience of the Electric Grid

Resilience refers to the ability of the electric grid to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruptions, whether resulting from a deliberate attack, an accident, or an act of nature.
The electric industry, government and academia should work together to better understand and seek to enhance the resilience of the nation’s electric grid, particularly in face of evolving threats.

Begin educating policy makers and regulators regarding the difference between reliability and resilience and seek a seat at the table as the discussions advance in any new legislation or regulation



Policy to Establish a Resilient Security Posture

To protect against cyber and physical security threats, and enable effective response to, and recovery from, any incidents that might affect the reliable operation of the grid, government policy should focus on implementation of a risk-based security framework. Such a risk-based framework should be adaptable to changing threats and technologies, recognize existing regulatory requirements, encourage best-practice sharing among utilities, and promote information sharing and collaboration between industry and government.

Continue to build upon a risk-based framework and seek opportunities for collaboration and liability reduction



LPPC Letter to WA State Delegation Supporting HR 3712_5.4.18

LPPC Joint Statement on Power Market Principles_3.5.18

APPA, TAPS, LPPC Memo Supporting SM-TDU Policy Input_7.26.17

SM-TDU Response To NERC Board Of Trustees On Policy Input_7.26.17

LPPC Letter to Congressman Bishop_Supporting HR 1873, Electric Reliability and Forest Protection Act (June 13, 2017)

LPC Joins Industry Letter to Honorable Richard Burr, Honorable Michael McCaul, Honorable Devin Nunes, Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Honorable Bennie Thompson, and Honorable Adam Schiff Concerning Section 407 of the Cyber Security Information Sharing Act (November 12, 2015)

LPPC Joins Multi-association Letter Urging Senate to Pass Cyber Security Information-sharing Legislation (January 27, 2015)

LPPC Joins Trade Letter to Senate Concerning Amendments to Cyber Security Information Sharing Act (October 13, 2015)

LPPC Joins Electric Utility Cyber Coalition in Letter Urging Sen. Reid and Sen. McConnell to Pass Cyber Security Information Sharing Act of 2014 (November 20, 2014)

Electric Power Sector Letter to Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Chambliss on Cyber Threat Information Sharing (June 6, 2014)


FERC Statement to Roy Jones On Behalf Of LPPC - Managing the New Grid (July 18, 2018)

LPPC Comments to FERC On Proposed Definition of Resilience (May 9, 2018)

Joint Comments to FERC on Supply Chain Risk Management Reliability Standards (March 27, 2018)

LPPC Comments To FERC On Cyber Security Incident Reporting (February 26, 2018)

LPPC Comments To FERC On Grid Reliability And Resilience Pricing (October 23, 2017)

LPPC Testimony Before the FERC Reliability Technical Conference (June 9, 2017)

Joint APPA-LPPC Comments to NIST on Preliminary Cyber Security Framework (December 13, 2013)


LPPC Members Playing a Vital Role in Hurricane Relief (October, 2017)

LPPC Joins Industry to Urge Senate to Pass Cyber Security Information Sharing Act of 2014 (December, 2014) 

Electric Power Cyber Coalition Supports Robust Electric Grid (October 2012)