The security of your organization’s electrical substations determines the reliability of the electrical grid in your city, county and state. The ever increasing attacks on electrical substations by thieves and the ongoing threat of terrorist and saboteur attack makes continual reevaluation of substation security programs a necessity.
This article first identifies the type and frequency of security threats facing critical electric substations, then outlines a layered approach to power substation security. It closes with a listing of the most effective security measures.
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>> Frequency and Type of Power Substation Security Threats
In 2002 Cigre conducted an international study of power substation security. Out of their 40 respondents 35 reported that they had at least one unauthorized intrusion annually. 11 of their respondents reported that their power substations had 11 or more intrusions annually. 10% of the overall respondents reported 20 or more intrusions.