PJM To Host 2nd Forum On Electric Grid Security And Resilience
PJM Interconnection, the operator of the nation’s largest electric grid, is hosting its second event this year focused on power grid resilience. The event, called Grid 20/20: Focus on Security and Resilience, will be held Sept. 19, 2017, in Baltimore.
Extreme weather events, cyberattacks and potential physical attacks on electric facilities are driving the electric power industry and grid operators to operate and plan for resilience in the power system. At PJM’s forum, industry experts, government agency experts and other stakeholders will discuss incorporating resilience into planning, operations and markets, and cyber and physical security processes.
“Resilience goes beyond existing reliability criteria,” said PJM President and CEO Andrew L. Ott. “While we plan and operate the grid to run reliably – it’s our first priority — the new charge for us and the industry is making sure the grid stands up to and recovers from a wider range of threats.”
Advancing resilience is a focused effort for PJM to prepare, operate and recover from an event, minimizing the likelihood of a long-duration disruption to grid operations.