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Public Workshop on Substation Security

The CPUC will hold a public workshop on substation security, which will include a review of the Metcalf substation incident, the recent North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) draft physical security standards, and a panel discussion on physical security.

When: June 18, 2014, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available in real-time and archived thereafter via video webcast.

Agenda

  • 10-10:10 a.m.:                    Opening comments
    Ben Brinkman, Safety and Enforcement Division Engineer, CPUC

  • 10:10-10:30 a.m.               Presentation of Metcalf Incident
    Ken Wells, Senior Director of Substations, PG&E

  • 10:30-10:45 a.m.:              Q&A on Metcalf Incident
    Ken Wells, Senior Director of Substations, PG&E

  • 10:45-11:30 a.m.:              Presentation of NERC Standard
    John Pespisa, Director of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Compliance, Southern California Edison (SCE)

  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.:            Lunch Break

  • 1-2 p.m.:                              Q&A of NERC Standard
    John Pespisa, Director of NERC Compliance, SCE
    Steven Noess, Associate Director of Standard Development, NERC                        

  • 2-4 p.m.:                              Moderated Panel Discussion of Physical Security
    - Clyde Miller, Director of Corporate Security, SCE
    - Ali Yari, Director of Grid Operations, SDG&E
    - Steven Noess, Associate Director of Standard Development, NERC
    - Byron Gardner, Deputy Assistant Program Leader, Critical Energy Infrastructure    Protection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    - Matt Turner, Director of IT Enterprise Support and Campus Operations, California Independent System Operator      
    - Edgar Castor, Protective Security Advisor, San Francisco District, Department of Homeland Security

  

Last Modified: 6/11/2014


 
 
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