The Electric Reliability Organisation (ERO) Enterprise, consisting of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the six regional reliability entities, has recently published a white paper titled ‘Cyber-Informed Transmission Planning – Roadmap for Integrating Cyber Security into Transmission Planning Activities’. This document introduces a cyber-informed transmission planning framework (CITPF) and provides a roadmap for integration of cyber security into transmission planning activities.

CITPF proposes to incorporate cyber security threats, specifically coordinated attacks, into transmission planning studies conducted by transmission planners and planning coordinators. It will serve as a guide to drive investments in cyber security where necessary, and it can be utilised by various entities such as NERC, regional entities, industry stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers to conduct reliability studies. These studies aim to identify unacceptable risks to the bulk power system and recommend appropriate mitigations.

The white paper can be accessed here