Hawaii chosen to test energy grid against cyber security threats


What would happen if a cyber and/or physical attack knocked out Hawaii’s electric grid? A remote exercise conducted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation will simulate that scenario on Hawaii’s electric grid, testing where the state’s strength and weaknesses lie in response and recovery.

Hawaii was one of four states selected by the National Governors Association to partake in a state-focused GridEx V energy security exercise on Nov. 13 and 14.

“We look forward to sharing Hawaii’s unique experience with its isolated electric grids and learning about the best practices being employed by other states as they deal with grid security issues,” said Hawaii Chief Energy Officer Scott Glenn, in a statement.

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Source: Pacific Business News