Today’s LiveWire Spotlight looks at FERC Docket RD23-2-000, which directs NERC to conduct a study evaluating the ability of the Physical Security standard to adequately protect the electricity infrastructure against coordinated assaults.  The order calls for various topics to be addressed which explore the need to expand the scope of CIP-014-3 given the recent rise in substation attacks by armed terrorists.

FERC Docket RD23-2-000 gives NERC 120 days to submit the results of their study regarding the effectiveness of CIP-014-3: Physical Security.  This deadline will occur on April 14, 2023; after which the Commission will determine their next steps.