Grid security isn’t all cyber

7 suggestions on the physical side Clint Hilbert | Jun 23, 2015   April marked the two-year anniversary of an industry-famous late-night shooting spree. An apparent lone rifleman situated in a thicket on a hillside in San Jose, attacked a large electrical power transmission …

Outage on Quebec power grid traced to airborne attacker

Peter Behr, E&E reporter EnergyWire: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Last Dec. 4, two high-voltage transmission power lines from Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie’s cluster of hydroelectric dams east of James Bay suddenly and inexplicably went offline, cutting off power to 188,000 customers in the Greater Montreal area. …

Suspected cable thief burnt

Port Elizabeth – A man has been severely burnt and taken to hospital after an alleged failed cable theft attempt caused a substation to explode and cut power to central suburbs of Port Elizabeth on Monday morning. Municipal spokesperson Roland Williams said the M&S …

Experts warn of escalating grid security issues after PG&E break-in

Brief: Federal law enforcement agents are investingating a break in at a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. substation in March, but the event has raised broader concerns about grid security issues and the industry’s ability to guard its infrastructure. Experts told SNL the power …

ONCOR Selects Sensei Solutions for Substation Security

ONCOR Selects Sensei Solutions for Substation Security May 22, 2015 ONCOR Electric Delivery, a Texas-based electric transmission and distribution service provider that serves 10 million customers has selected Sensei Solutions’ MasterMind Surveillance Automation solution for substation security.