Protecting the nation’s electric substations and ensuring a reliable supply of energy are top priorities for the electric power industry. The shear vastness and in some cases, remoteness, of the infrastructure requires that utilities prioritize facilities that, if damaged, would have the most severe impacts on reliability and the utilities ability to keep the lights on.
EUCI’s physical security best practices conference will review preparation, prevention, resiliency plans for substations and examine the effectiveness of security measures while reviewing the potential impacts to operations and maintenance of these substations. Case studies on intrusions and their responses will be reviewed as well as detailed recommendations for the ultimate perimeter protection of substations.
Discuss the tools and methods for conducting vulnerability and threat assessments
Listen to a plan to mitigate the impact of events by pooling the inventory needs of transmission owning utilities across the country and providing access to a shared pool of spare equipment
Review how the internet of things can disrupt implementation of new physical security solutions
Engage in a discussion on who should monitor these substation security systems and how to best do so
Discuss how security at generation facilities and substations are similar and what can be learned from each
Review the numerous design considerations that need to be considered for physical security systems for new and existing stations
List the recovery and lessons learned from an Eco-terrorism event at a Garkane Energy substation
Review the challenges and lessons learned from incidents at Western Area Power Administration’s substations
Discuss the best practices developed at Xcel Energy for their substations’ various applications and systems
Review a typical security equipment system commissioning process
List the roles and types of passive and active perimeter security barriers and procedures in an effective holistic approach for physical site security
Expand on the appropriate methods of deploying sensor cables for the different types of perimeter barriers
EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.
Requirements for Successful Completion of Program
Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and group discussion will be used in this event.
Monday, April 24, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Welcome Remarks
10:20 – 10:50 a.m. :: Networking Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 p.m. :: Adjournment
Dan Barnes, Supervisor, Security Infrastructure, Lansing Board of Water and Light
David Batz, Senior Director, Cyber & Infrastructure Security, Edison Electric Institute
Ryan Cressman, Supervisor, Security Operations, Lansing Board of Water and Light
Jeff Fleeman, Chief Operating Officer, Grid Assurance
Trent Foster, Physical Security, Western Area Power Administration
Terry Harless, Senior Physical Security Specialist, Burns & McDonnell
Carl Herron, Senior Manager Physical Security Analysis, Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC), NERC
Rod Hurley, North American Sales Manager, Fiber SenSys, Inc.
Jeff Imsdahl, CPP, PSP, Director of Security, Xcel Energy
Brian Kelley, Senior Manager, Sargent & Lundy
Mark B Kirby, Market Manager – Power Utility, Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc., an ASSA ABLOY Group brand
Gary Schworm, Vice President, Elite Contracting Group
Bryant Shakespear, Planning Engineer, Garkane Energy Cooperative
Wayne Svilar, Corporate Security Manager, Portland General Electric
401 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201
To reserve your room, please call 1-443-573-8700 or book online here.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $229.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.
Room Block Dates:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of April 23 – 25, 2017.
Rate Available Until:
Make your reservations prior to March 23, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.