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. In addition, identifying the newest technologies for the detection and assessment of threats while reviewing plans for the hardening of equipment will be discussed.
- Discuss gaining an understanding of technology integration and the significant value of a company security culture
- Engage in a discussion on how CIP regulations have required utilities to take a second look at their security plans
- Review a service organized by six utilities and energy companies and how it can help transmission owners recover from catastrophic events
- Discuss a five step program to significantly reduce the risk and rapidly repair/replace transformers to mitigate the impact on a system
- Review how to develop standards for perimeter hardening considering all components
- Take a look at the delicate balance between costs, threats, and viable project solutions that each utility must face and develop in order to satisfy all stakeholders in substation security
- Engage in a panel discussion on substation security best practices
- Review the efforts and lessons learned related on substation security hardening from a security systems perspective
- Discuss how changing the physical security at a substation affected the operations and maintenance crews as well as overall security operations
- Engage in a panel discussion on electronic detection and assessment devices, as well as the hardening of perimeter and equipment
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 0.9 CEUs for the conference and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop.
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, October 3, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. :: Welcome Remarks
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Group Luncheon
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. :: Networking Reception
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break
12:00 p.m. :: Adjournment
Kevin Berent, Program Manager, EPRI
Mark Bullock, Director of Security, ComEd
Michael Chaffee, Business Development, Flir
John Domenichelli, Program Lead – Bulk Electric Physical Security, Sempra
Charles DuShane, Protective Security Advisor - Chicago District , U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Petter Fiskerud, Program Manager – Power Transformer Resiliency, ABB
Richard Guzik, Infrastructure Protection Manager, Exelon
Stephenie Harrington, Manager of Electirc Transmission Project Communications, Dominion
Robert R.J. Hope, Manager, Security Consulting , Burns & McDonnell
Rod Hurley, North American Sales Manager, Fiber SenSys, Inc.
Matt Kaye, , Integrated Security Corp
Brian Kelley, Senior Manager, Sargent & Lundy
Pedro Melendez, Director of Asset Protection and Performance, ITC Holdings Corp.
James Moralez, Principal Engineer, System Protection and Controls Engineering, Sempra
Keegan Odle, Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Dan Rogier, Vice President Asset Strategy & Policy, AEP Transmission
Wayne Svilar, Manager - Corporate Security, Portland Gas & Electric
Building the Right Substation Physical Security Team
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: Workshop Timing
This workshop program will discuss how a utility could organize their best team for a successful physical security initiative. One of the topics and discussion points will be how utilities should organize from within for success all the way from executive management and stakeholder buy-in to project initialization. Another topic will focus on executing perimeter hardening and how to integrate multiple groups toward a common goal of station hardening and the timing of integration for each party. Additional focus will be placed on the experience gained at multiple sites regarding the selection and implementation of electronic detection and assessment devices and technologies available. The final session will discuss how a heightened security posture can affect the culture of an organization, such as: the pitfalls to security implementation and opportunities to make transitions smoother.
- Review recommendations for how utilities should organize from within to set up for a successful substation security initiative
- Listen to methods of executing perimeter hardening while integrating multiple groups toward a common goal of station hardening and the timing of integration for each party
- Review the lessons learned from multiple sites regarding the selection and implementation of electronic detection and assessment devices.
- List the ways a heightened security posture can affect the culture of an organization
- Utility Structuring for a Successful Security Program
- This period of instruction would cover recommendations for how utilities should organize from within to set up for a successful substation security initiative. This would cover goal setting from executive management, buy in from multiple groups, assigning ownership to specific departments, and collaboration leading to project initialization.
- Collaborative Effort for Executing Perimeter Hardening
- This session would cover the experiences gained on how to integrate multiple groups toward a common goal of station hardening and the timing of integration for each party. The discussion will include how and why a specific effort grew from three departments at the start to nine by completion. Lessons learned from the start will be identified in order to initiate the project in the right direction.
- Collaborative Effort for Electronic Security Measures
- This session would cover the experience gained at multiple sites regarding the selection and implementation of electronic detection and assessment devices. This period of instruction will provide a sampling of technology available and some lessons learned.
- Changing the Security Culture
- This session would discuss how a heightened security posture can affect the culture of an organization. This will include pitfalls to security implementation and opportunities to make transitions smoother and affect overall organizational buy-in.
Robert J. “RJ” Hope, CPP, ABCP, Manager, Security Consulting, Burns & McDonnell
Keegan Odle, PE, Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
163 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
To reserve your room, please call 1-312-751-8100 or book online here.
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $199.00
ROOM BLOCK DATES:
A room block has been reserved for the nights of October 2-3, 2016.
RATE AVAILABLE UNTIL:
Make your reservations prior to September 2, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
|Proceedings package||US $ 395.00|