Today’s LiveWire Spotlight examines a U.S. citizen’s complaint to FERC that NERC Standard CIP-014-2 does not properly assure the physical security of the Bulk Electric System.  In his submission, Michael Mabee cites publicly available evidence showing that hundreds of substation attacks have taken place since the standard took effect – that were only detected after the fact.

FERC is in the process of reviewing the Mabee Complaint along with the associate interventions, commentary, and protests.   It is too early to tell whether or not the Commission will take further action on BES physical security.