Today’s LiveWire Spotlight summarizes NERC’s White Paper addressing the growing risk to BPS cyber security posed by the rapid transition to distributed energy resources (DERs).   The ERO views Internet-connected DERs as a growing reliability threat and believes aggregators that supply large amounts of MVA to the BES are becoming high-value targets for attackers.

The DER Cyber Security White Paper affirms NERC’s commitment to work with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners to address DER economic, security, and operational risks on both sides of the transmission/distribution system dividing line.