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Order 802 Mandates New Security Standards

Security Standards increase the safety of our nation's Electric ProvidersThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves Reliability Standard CIP-014-1 (Physical Security). The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the FERC-certified Electric Reliability Organization, submitted Reliability Standard CIP-014-1 for Commission approval in response to a Commission order issued on March 7, 2014. The purpose of Reliability Standard CIP- 014-1 is to enhance physical security measures for the most critical Bulk-Power System facilities and thereby lessen the overall vulnerability of the Bulk-Power System against physical attacks. In addition, the Commission directs NERC to develop one modification to Reliability Standard CIP-014-1 and submit an informational filing.

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