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.

 

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PRINCIPLE | ENHANCE GRID RESILIENCE
The Electric Industry and Government Should Continue Partnering 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 system disruptions, whether resulting from a deliberate attack, an accident or an act of nature. The electric industry, government and academia should continue to work together to enhance the resilience of the nation’s electric grid in the face of evolving threats, building upon the existing regulatory framework. Measures taken to enhance grid resilience should be based on resource attributes, without regard to fuel type.

 

 

PRINCIPLE | ENHANCE CYBER AND PHYSICAL SECURITY
Policy Should Enhance a Resilient Security Posture Based on a Risk-Based Security Framework

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, building upon existing regulations and voluntary programs. 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.

 

 

PRINCIPLE | ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE
Provide Support for the Utility Workforce That is Essential to Public Safety and the Effective Operation of Critical Infrastructure 

LPPC members employ essential workers in highly technical fields ensuring the safety of our communities and reliable support for essential services and local economies. As Congress considers support for essential workforce development, assistance is needed to access personal protective equipment, testing and vaccines for essential workers to maintain their availability to perform their role in providing public safety. Support is also needed to ensure that there is a robust pipeline of qualified employees in highly technical STEM-related fields, and cyber security in particular. Federal incentives or grants in these areas will assist us in meeting this growing need.

Download LPPC's 2021 Full Policy Objectives

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

LETTERS

Group Letter to Responding to Merchant Generator Letter to FERC re: Ongoing Investigation of the PJM Capacity Market (December 21, 2018)

LPPC Letter to WA State Delegation Supporting HR 3712_(May 4, 2018)

LPPC Joint Statement on Power Market Principles_(March 5, 2018)

APPA, TAPS, LPPC Memo Supporting SM-TDU Policy Input (July 26, 2017)

SM-TDU Response To NERC Board Of Trustees On Policy Input (July 26, 2017)

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)

COMMENTS

APPA, TAPS, LPPC Memo Supporting SM-TDU Policy Input (January 23, 2019)

SM-TDU Sector's Policy Input for Upcoming Board of Trustees Meeting (January 23, 2019)

Joint Comments by APPA, LPPC and NRECA on Proposed Rulemaking for CEII (December 28, 2018)

Joint Comments to FERC on Proposed Rulemaking for Geomagnetic Disturbance Reliability Standard (July 23, 2018)

Roy Jones To FERC 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)

OTHER

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)