A SECURE GRID
ITC has been investing in electric transmission systems, since our founding in 2003. Our sole focus continues to be on upgrading and building high-voltage transmission systems that are modern, robust and resilient. A strong grid combined with sound practices around deterrence, detection and mitigation is the best line of defense against unforeseen events.
The power grid is a complex, interconnected network of generation, transmission, distribution, control, and communication technologies – all of which can be damaged by natural events such as severe storms and by malicious events, such as cyber and physical attacks. Developing a more resilient grid is an ongoing process. As threats to the grid evolve and become more sophisticated, ITC remains committed to continuing to strengthen its defenses.
ITC’s fundamentals for a strong security posture are:
- Detection and response
- Swift and robust recovery
GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP DEDICATED TO A RESILIENT GRID:
- A resilient grid is the best line of defense against physical attacks and other events.
- Development of future standards must be coordinated with existing physical and cyber security policies.
- Physical security requirements can enhance existing transmission planning standards for bulk-power system facilities.