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Enhancing the Robustness and Resilience of Future Electric Transmission and Distribution in the United States to Terrorist Attack


Project Scope:

The National Academies' National Research Council (NRC) will establish a
committee of about 18 individuals. The committee will consider approaches to
reducing the vulnerability, enhancing the robustness, and improving the
resilience and ability to recover of future electrical transmission and
distribution (T&D) in the United States to potential terrorist attacks. The
committee will use as a starting point the three recent reports addressing
electric T&D in the nation, namely, the National Academies' report, "Making the
Nation Safer: The Role of Science & Technology in Countering Terrorism;" the
DOE report, "Grid 2030, A National Vision for Electricity Second 100 Years,"
and the EPRI report, "Electricity Sector Framework for the Future." The study
will address technical, policy, and institutional factors that may affect the
evolution of electrical T&D in the United States in the midterm (e.g., 3 to 10
years) and the long term (10 to 25 years). The committee will identify priority
technology opportunities, R&D directions, policy and institutional actions, and
strategies that will lead to more secure electrical T&D in the face of an
uncertain future. The committee will write a report documenting its findings
and recommendations. In particular, the committee will likely include the
following in its activities:

(1) Examine the current status of electricity transmission and
distribution (T&D) in the United States with the aim of identifying significant
technological opportunities that can reduce vulnerability or enhance robustness
to potential terrorist attack. The committee can draw on various recent studies
(noted above) by DOE, EPRI, and the National Academies on electricity T&D in
the United States, but also on other perspectives that may arrive at different
conclusions than these studies.
(2) As part of its data-gathering activities, and in order to elicit a
wide array of perspectives on how electric T&D and supply in the United States
may evolve, and the different approaches to reducing the impact of potential
terrorist attacks, the committee will invite presentations from electric power
industry groups, federal and state representatives, non-profit groups, consumer
groups, small companies, and others. The committee will review the various
perspectives vis-a-vis the vision that has been laid out in the DOE and EPRI
studies, noted above, at least as one point of reference. The committee will
likely organize itself into working subgroups to entertain these presentations
and promote discussion on selected issues, such as technology, policies, and
institutional issues. The committee may also include a workshop(s) as part of
its early data-gathering activities to help the committee focus on the priority
issues and questions that need to be answered for its study.
(3) Given that the future evolution of electric T&D in the United States
is uncertain, the committee may develop a range of scenarios, considering
factors affecting future requirements for the nation's T&D infrastructure
including the need for new capacity, replacement needs, siting issues,
vulnerability to terrorism, and the effects of interconnectedness among
regional networks.
(4) The committee will analyze the likely implications for the
vulnerability, robustness, and recovery and resilience of electrical T&D to
potential terrorist attacks in the midterm (3 to 10 years) as well as the long
term (10-25 years) with an eye on science and technology investment.
(5) Analyze how existing and emerging technological options could
improve the reliability, security, robustness and the ability to recover from
disruptions to the electrical T&D system, or systems, and prioritize technical
opportunities and R&D needs;
(6) Recommend strategies for implementing the transition from the
current situation to a future system that is less vulnerable to disruption from
terrorist attack, considering primarily technical barriers.;
(8) Write a final report documenting its findings and recommendations.

Sponsor: Dept. of Homeland Security

Approximate Starting Date: April 10, 2005

The National Research Council will issue a final report approximately 15-18
months from the time funds are received to initiate the study.

NOTE: The project duration has been extended and a report is expected to be issued in summer 2007.

Status: Completed

PIN: BEES-J-04-03-A

Project Duration (months): 21 month(s)

RSO: Crane, Alan

Topic(s):

Engineering and Technology
Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 06/07/2005

M. Granger Morgan - (Chair)
Carnegie Mellon University

Granger Morgan is Lord Chair Professor in Engineering; professor and department head, Engineering and Public Policy; and professor in electrical and computer engineering; and professor in The H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Dr. Morgan's research interests are focused on policy problems in which technical and scientific issues play a central role. Methodological interests include problems in the integrated analysis of large complex systems; problems in the characterization and treatment of uncertainty; problems in the improvement of regulation; and selected issues in risk analysis and risk communication. Application areas of current interest include global climate change; the future of the energy system, especially electric power; risk analysis, including risk ranking; health and environmental impacts of energy systems; security aspects of engineered civil systems; national R&D policy; radio interference on commercial airliners; issues of privacy and anonymity; and a number of general policy, management, and manpower problems involving science and technology. Most of Dr. Morgan's professional career has been spent at CMU with short stints at Brookhaven National Labs, the National Science Foundation, and University of California, San Diego. His professional activities include a large number of publications, memberships on numerous panels, including the EPA Science Advisory Board and the EPRI Advisory Board, both of which he chairs, and NRC committee work. He has a B.A. in physics from Harvard University, an M.S. in astronomy and space science from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in applied physics and information science from the University of California at San Diego.

Massoud Amin
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Massoud Amin holds the H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership, is director of the Center for the Development of Technological Leadership, and is professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. His research focuses on global transition dynamics to enhance resilience and security of national critical infrastructures. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in March 2003, for five years Dr. Amin held positions of increased responsibility including area manager of infrastructure security, grid operations/planning, and energy markets at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California. In the aftermath of the tragic events of 9/11, he directed all security-related research and development at EPRI, including the Infrastructure Security Initiative (ISI) and Enterprise Information Security (EIS). Prior to October 2001, he served as manager of mathematics and information science at EPRI, where he led strategic research in modeling, simulation, optimization, and adaptive control of national infrastructures for energy, telecommunication, transportation, and finance. Dr. Amin is the author or co-author of more than 120 research papers, is the editor of seven collections of manuscripts, and serves on the editorial boards of four academic journals. Dr. Amin holds B.S. (cum laude) and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Edward V. Badolato
Integrated Infrastructure Analytics, Inc.

Ed Badolato is president and CEO of Integrated Infrastructure Analytics Inc. Previously, he was executive vice president for homeland security, The Shaw Group. Before joining Shaw, Mr. Badolato was president of Contingency Management Services, Inc., a security, energy, and environmental emergency-consulting firm. He has spent much time in these positions assessing the vulnerability of a variety of energy infrastructure facilities and assets. He served for four years at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Emergencies and International Affairs, where he was principal director of international energy affairs, energy contingency planning, crisis management, and security matters. He was the principal architect of the federal government's nuclear weapons security programs as well as its conventional energy emergency preparedness activities. At DOE, he was also in charge of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and led the federal fact-finding team to Alaska to gather information on the Exxon Valdez oil spill for the President. While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was the military attaché to a number of Middle Eastern countries. He has also led a number of response teams to deal with oil/gas production and pipeline accidents. He has published numerous articles on energy and security and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals and the Institute of Gas Technology. He is a member of the Institute of International Energy Economists and the American Society of Industrial Security. He is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University's Graduate Business School.

William O. Ball
Southern Company Services, Inc.

William O. (Billy) Ball is senior vice president, transmission planning & operations, Southern Company Services. In this role, Mr. Ball is responsible for the planning and operations of the Southern electric systems network transmission grid, transmission policy, and industry interfaces. He is a board member of the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC), a member of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Stakeholders Committee, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Consortium for Electric Reliability. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ball was vice president of transmission planning, policy, and support services with responsibility for transmission planning, policy, and industry interfaces, and business unit finance and accounting. From January 2001 to March 2002, Mr. Ball was vice president of technical support at Mirant (formerly Southern Energy). In this role, his responsibilities included technical due diligence on business development projects, providing transmission support and O&M support to the various business units, and establishing and implementing safety and health policy at Mirant. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Ball held the position of director of technical support at Southern Energy, where he was responsible for ensuring that proper technical due diligence was performed on business development projects. From 1995 to 1999, he held the position of manager, system planning, with both generation and transmission planning responsibilities at Mississippi Power Company (MPC). Mr. Ball played a key role in the development and certification of the MPC 1,100 MW combined cycle facility at Plant Daniel. He also served as MPC's technical witness in numerous regulatory hearings concerning retail access. Mr. Ball's earlier roles included a position in the transmission planning department developing transmission pricing methods, developing Southern's first open-access transmission tariffs, and providing transmission policy recommendations and negotiated transmission service contracts with third parties. He also worked on the development of Southern's Clean Air Act compliance strategy and has worked in the areas of distribution engineering, system planning, and bulk power contracts. Mr. Ball is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Ball is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Anjan Bose
Washington State University

Anjan Bose (NAE) is dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture at Washington State University (WSU). From 1993 until 1998 he was director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He also holds the endowed Distinguished Professorship in Power Engineering and is the director of the NSF-sponsored Power Systems Engineering Research Center. Dr. Bose's research interests are in power grid control through computer technology. Prior to WSU, he was on the faculty of Arizona State University and, before that, the Control Data Corporation. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, has received several awards from IEEE over the years, and is a member of several professional societies. He was appointed by the Governor of Washington to the board of directors of the Washington Technology Center (now serving as vice-chair of the board), and by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to the committee to study the 1999 power blackouts. He has consulted for many electric power companies and related government agencies throughout the world and has extensive experience in the Western Interconnection of the United States. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.

Clark W. Gellings, P.E.
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

Clark Gellings is vice president of innovation at the Electric Power Research Institute. He has been at EPRI since 1982; prior to that he was with Public Service Enterprise Group in New Jersey. Mr. Gellings is both an electrical and mechanical engineer with a strong background in the development of new products and services for the energy industry, especially applied to the power industry. He has many accomplishments in developing systems for demand side management, optimal and cost-effective utility management, applying digital technology in the power sector in order to gain efficiencies in generation, dispatching, and end use. He is a member of numerous professional associations and has received many prizes for his work over the years. He has authored or co-authored over 400 articles or papers and 10 books. He has an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an M.S. in management science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Newark College of Engineering.

Michehl R. Gent
Summit Power

Michehl Gent is retired president and CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). He joined NERC in 1980 as executive vice president and was elected president in 1982. Prior to joining NERC, he was general manager of the Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group--a voluntary power pool for Florida's electric utilities. Previous to this, he held several positions in both operations and planning at the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. He earned his BSEE at Texas A&M and MSEE at the University of Southern California (USC). He has taught in the graduate schools of USC and Loyola and is a registered Professional Engineer. Mr. Gent currently serves on several policy committees and boards, including the United States Energy Association and the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee.

Diane Munns
Iowa Utilities Board

Diane Munns has served as a member of the three-member Iowa Utilities Board since her appointment in June 1999 following 15 years of service as a regulatory attorney. She was appointed Chairman of the Board in October of 2001 and served in that position until March 10, 2005. Her current term as a member of the Board ends April 30, 2009. Ms. Munns assumed the presidency of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in mid-term 2005 and will lead the organization through 2006. She is a member of the Committee on Electricity, a member of the Executive Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors. She is past chair of the NARUC Committee on Finance and Technology. She serves on the Advisory Council to the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute, is a member of the Advisory Council of the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities, and serves on Energy Board of the Keystone Center of Science and Public Policy. Ms. Munns is also co-chair of the Leadership Group for the Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the EPA. She has served on the Executive Committee for OMS. Ms. Munns received her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from Drake University.

Sharon L. Nelson
Washington State Attorney General's Office

Sharon Nelson is chief of the Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office. She served as the director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce, and Technology at the University of Washington School of Law from 2000-2003. She served as chair of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission from 1985-1997 and as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in 1989-1990. She also serves on the boards of Itron and Consumers Union, and was first elected to the North American Electric Reliability Council Board of Trustees in 1999. She recently served as a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy. She received her B.A. from Carleton College, M.A.T. from the University of Chicago, and J.D. from the University of Washington.
David K. Owens
Edison Electric Institute

David Owens is executive vice president, Business Operations, Edison Electric Institute (EEI). Previously, Mr. Owens served as EEI senior vice president of finance, regulation, and power supply policy, focusing on enhancement of industry representation on such issues as the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA), the Federal Power Act, cogeneration and independent power production, transmission access, and bulk power and transmission pricing, which affect the national interest. He also has responsibility for representing the industry in the areas of finance, ratemaking, regulation, accounting, and taxes. Mr. Owens also served as vice president of power supply policy, overseeing a broad range of issues related to power supply policy and the regulatory structure of the electric utility industry. He joined EEI in 1980 as director of rates and regulation. His responsibilities included coordinating industry positions on rate-related matters before federal, executive and congressional committees. Prior to EEI, Mr. Owens served as chief engineer of the Division of Corporate Regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission. This division is responsible for regulating public utility holding companies. Mr. Owens also was an engineer in the Division of Rates and Corporate Regulation at the former Federal Power Commission and worked as a design and test engineer for General Electric and Philadelphia Electric Companies respectively. He is also a member of the National Academies Board on Energy & Environmental Systems. Mr. Owens holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Howard University and an M.S. in engineering administration from George Washington University.

Louis L. Rana
Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Louis Rana is president and chief operating officer of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, a position to which he was elected effective September 1, 2005. Mr. Rana joined Con Edison in 1969 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in electric operations, system operations, and engineering. From February 2003 until his election to president, Mr. Rana was senior vice president of Electric Operations, with overall responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the company's electric system in New York City and Westchester County. He was appointed chief engineer of Distribution Engineering in 1993. He served as general manager of Manhattan Electric Operations in 1997 and general manager of System Operations during 1997 and 1998. Mr. Rana was named vice president of System and Transmission Planning in 1998 and vice president of Manhattan Electric Operations in 2000. Mr. Rana is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Research Advisory Committee for the Electric Power Research Institute. He received a B.S. in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. Mr. Rana is a licensed professional engineer.

B. Don Russell, Jr.
Texas A&M University-College Station

Don Russell (NAE) is Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research interests are in electric power engineering, power systems protection, control, and computer automation. His policy interests are in energy systems and economics. He is also the director of the Texas A&M Power Systems Automation Laboratory. Prior to his current appointment, he held several key positions in the Texas A&M System, including associate vice chancellor for engineering research, executive associate dean of the College of Engineering, and deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. His industrial interests include the presidency of Power Solutions, an engineering design firm. Dr. Russell has received a number of IEEE awards and is member of at least a dozen professional societies. He is past president of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. Dr. Russell is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Richard E. Schuler
Cornell University

Richard Schuler is a P.E. in electrical engineering and has been professor of economics and of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University since 1972, where he has also been an adjunct professor in the Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1991. His research focuses on the role of infrastructure in supporting modern societies, including its organization, management, regulation, pricing, and its regional economic and environmental impact. He has worked extensively using both analytic and experimental techniques on developing efficient markets for reliable, deregulated electricity supplies that incorporate proper customer participation while encouraging needed investment. Together with colleagues from the Santa Fe Institute, he is also using numerical methods to explore the optimal structure of organizations in the information age. From 1995 to 2001, he directed the Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell's MPA program, and he helped form and directed the Cornell Waste Management Institute from 1987 to 1993, during which time he was also associate director of Cornell's Center for the Environment. Previously, Prof. Schuler served as a Public Service Commissioner in New York State (1981-1983), as an energy consultant with Battelle Memorial Institute (1967-1968), and was an engineer and manager with the Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. from (1959-1967). He has served as a faculty-elected trustee of Cornell University from 1994-1998, during which time the board appointed him to its executive committee, and, since its formation in 1998, he has been a member of the board of directors of the New York Independent System Operator (responsible for operating the state's electricity system reliably and conducting an efficient wholesale market), where he chairs the Market Performance Committee. Prof. Schuler's degrees are a B.E. in electrical engineering from Yale in 1959, an M.B.A. in business from Lehigh University in 1969, and a Ph.D. in economics from Brown in 1972.

Philip R. Sharp
Resources for the Future, Inc.

Phil Sharp is president of Resources for the Future. Previously, he was acting director of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He was a senior research fellow in the Environment and Natural Resources Program, a lecturer in public policy (1995-2001), and director of the Institutes of Politics (1995-1998) at the Kennedy School. He is a member of the boards of directors of the Energy Foundation; the Cinergy Corporation; the New England Electric Power Co. (a subsidiary of National Grid USA); and Proton Energy Systems, Inc. He chaired the Secretary of Energy's Task Force on Electric Systems Reliability, which issued its report September 1998. He was a member of the National Academies Committee on Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards, which issued its report in July 2001, and is also a member of the National Academies Board on Energy & Environmental Systems. He was a Member of Congress from Indiana (1975-1995) and served as chair of the Energy and Power Subcommittee (1986-1995). Dr. Sharp graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and received his Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University.

Carson W. Taylor
Bonneville Power Administration [Retired]

Carson Taylor (NAE) is retired principal engineer for the Bonneville Power Administration, where he has worked since 1969. His background and experience are in R&D of advanced control and operating strategies to increase transmission transfer capability and power systems reliability, and in training in modeling and simulation techniques. He has also been active in investigating power outages, system stability, security issues, and other system anomalies. He is active in IEEE, has received several awards, and publishes books and articles on a variety of power systems subjects. He is also active in training and education, passing on what he has learned through seminars and short courses. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has a B.S in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in electric power engineering from the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

Susan F. Tierney
Analysis Group

Sue Tierney is a managing principal at Analysis Group and is an expert on energy policy and economics, especially in the electric and gas industries. Her areas of expertise include electric industry restructuring, market analyses, wholesale and retail market design, market monitoring, contract disputes, resource planning and analysis, asset valuations, regional transmission organizations, the siting of generation and transmission and natural gas pipeline projects, natural gas markets, electric system reliability, and environmental policy and regulation. Prior to joining Analysis Group, she was senior vice president at Lexecon. She has also served as the assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She was also Secretary for Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts under Governor William Weld, and commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, to which she was appointed by Governor Michael Dukakis. She was executive director of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Council. Dr. Tierney has authored numerous articles and speaks frequently at industry conferences. She serves on a number of boards of directors and advisory committees, including the National Commission on Energy Policy. She is chair of the boards of the Energy Foundation and of Clean Air-Cool Planet and is a director of Catalytica Energy Systems Inc., the Northeast States Clean Air Foundation, Electric Power Research Institute, and the Climate Policy Center. Dr. Tierney is a member of the Harvard Electric Policy Group, the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Advisory Council, the Environmental Advisory Council of the New York Independent System Operator, and the China Sustainable Energy Program's Policy Advisory Council. She was previously chair of the Electricity Innovations Institute and a member of the Advisory Council of the Independent System Operator-New England. She has taught at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Tierney earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in regional planning at Cornell University and her B.A. at Scripps College.

Vijay Vittal
Arizona State University

Vijay Vittal (NAE) is the Ira A. Fulton Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Arizona State University. His research interests are in the area of power system dynamics, dynamic security assessment of power systems, power system operation and control, and application of robust control techniques to power systems. He is the author and co-author of several papers in his field. In 1992, he co-authored the textbook entitled Power System Transient Stability Assessment Using the Transient Energy Function Method with A.A. Fouad, and, in 1999, he co-authored the textbook entitled Power System Analysis with A.R. Bergen. During 1993-1994 he was the program director of the Power Systems Program at the National Science Foundation. He has been the recipient of several awards, including several from the IEEE, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received a B.E. in electrical engineering from the B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, in 1977; an M.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1979; and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, in 1982.

Paul C. Whitstock
Marsh USA Inc.

Paul Whitstock is a managing director with Marsh USA Inc., a risk and insurance services firm. He has been active in the energy industry and is well connected with insurance markets specializing in utility and power generation risks. He is the client executive for several global energy companies and is actively involved in managing and placing insurance programs for large generating asset and transmission system portfolios. As the power & utility practice leader for Marsh's Mid-Atlantic Zone, Mr. Whitstock acts in both a consulting and brokerage capacity, lending his expertise in such areas as deal facilitation, risk transfer strategies, and traditional and advance risk financing strategies (including weather hedges and energy trading risks). Mr. Whitstock also has extensive experience with construction and commissioning risks associated with large power generation projects. Mr. Whitstock has a B.S. in business administration from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. He has also completed a wide array of risk management and insurance courses at the College of Insurance in New York. In 1992, he received his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

Note: The National Research Council has been informed that Colonel Edward V. Badolato, USMC (Ret.) is deceased as of October 31, 2008.

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Ed Badolato
William Ball
Anjan Bose
Clark Gellings
Diane Munns
Lou Rana
Richard Shuler
Carson Taylor
Susan Tierney
Vijay Vittal


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Response to report review

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Ed Badolato
Anjan Bose
Clark Gellings
Granger Morgan
Diane Munns
Sharon Nelson
David Owens
Lou Rana
Don Russell
Richard Schuler
Carson Taylor
Susan Tierney
Paul Whitstock

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report was reviewed
Assignments were made to complete draft in preparation for report review

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January 26, 2007
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Granger Morgan
Ed Badolato
Billy Ball
Anjan Bose
Clark Gellings
Sharon Nelson
David Owens
Lou Rana
Don Russell
Dick Schuler
Sue Tierney
Carson Taylor
Vijay Vittal



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Writing assignments, schedule for review of report.

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The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Massoud Amin
Edward Badolato
Anjan Bose
Clark Gellings
Michehl Gent
Granger Morgan
Diane Munns
Sharon Nelson
David Owens
Richard Schuler (by phone)
Philip Sharp
Carson Taylor
Paul Whitstock

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to the draft report and conclusions and recommendations
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October 05, 2006
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Massoud Amin
Edward Badolato
William O. Ball
Anjan Bose
Clark Gellings
Granger Morgan
Diane Munns
Sharon Nelson
David Owens
Don Russell
Richard Schuler
Philip Sharp
Carson Taylor
Susan Tierney
Vijay Vittal
Paul Whitstock


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to the draft report
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Contact Name:  Penelope Gibbs
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Contact Phone:  202-334-1579

Agenda
BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (BEES)


COMMITTEE ON ENHANCING THE ROBUSTNESS AND RESILIENCE OF FUTURE
ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES TO TERRORIST ATTACK

Board Room
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, California

OPEN SESSION AGENDA

Thursday, April 20, 2006

OPEN SESSION

9:15–10:00 Computer/Network Security and Group Communication
Gene Tsudik
School of Information and Computer Sciences
University of California-Irvine

10:00 OPEN SESSION ADJOURNS

11:10 OPEN SESSION RESUMES

11:10–12:00 Distributed and Emergency Generation: The Caterpillar Perspective
Joseph Fiorito
Caterpillar, Inc.

12:00–1:00 Lunch

1:00–1:45 Galvin Architecture
Clark Gellings
EPRI

1:45 OPEN SESSION ADJOURNS

Friday, April 21, 2006

OPEN SESSION

8:30–9:30 The California ISO Perspective
David Hawkins
California ISO

9:30 OPEN SESSION ADJOURNS

Note: The data-gathering session of this meeting to be held on April 20, 2006 from 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., as amended by the Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 1997, PL 105-153, December 17, 1997, 111 STAT. 2689. The Academy has determined that to open these sessions to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Granger Morgan
Massoud Amin
Ed Badolato
Anjan Bose
Clark Gellings
Mike Gent
Sharon Nelson
David Owens
Don Russell
Richard Schuler
Carson Taylor
Susan Tierney
Vijay Vittal


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to report outline
Chapter assignments
Report draft
Conclusions and recommendations
Future meetings of the committee


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 26, 2006
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Penelope Gibbs
Contact Email:  pgibbs@nae.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1579

Agenda
Tentative Meeting Agenda

Committee on Enhancing the Robustness and Resilience of Electrical Transmission
and Distribution in the United States to Terrorist Attack

The Keck Center, Room 206
500 Fifth Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

February 2, 2006

OPEN SESSION

10:15-11:15
Informal Presentation
Edward B. Badolato
President and CEO, Integrated Infrastructure Analytics Inc.

11:15-12:00
Distributed Systems
Bruce Hedman
Director, Distributed Generation Markets and Technology, Energy and
Environmental Analysis Inc.

12:00-1:00 Lunch in Meeting Room

1:00-1:45
Securing Communications to SCADA Systems
Scott Mix
Senior Principal Consultant, KEMA Inc.

1:45-2:30
Grid Vulnerability through Remote Configuration of Generation Controllers: the
Threat of Hacking with Megawatts
Chris DeMarco
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

2:30-3:15
The NEMA Perspective
John Caskey
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Friday, February 3, 2006, Room 206

OPEN SESSION

9:00-10:00
Transformer Security Issues
James Fama
Executive Director, Energy Delivery Group, Edison Electric Institute

10:00-11:00
Informal Presentation: The Transfer Issue
David K. Owens
Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Edison Electric Institute

11:00-12:00
Control System Cyber-security
Joseph Weiss
KEMA (via telephone)
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Granger Morgan
Massoud Amin
Ed Badolato
Billy Ball
Clark Gellings
Mike Gent
Diane Munns
Sharon Nelson
David Owens
Richard Schuler
Philip Sharp
Carson Taylor
Susan Tierney
Vijay Vittal


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Revisions to report outline
Preliminary drafts of chapters
Assignments for next meeting


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Control Systems Cyber Security—Maintaining the Reliability of the Critical Infrastructure. Testimony of Joseph M. Weiss before the House Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census, March 30, 2004
“The Internet Is Broken.” Article by David Talbot in Technology Review, December 2005/January 2006, pp. 63-69.


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 09, 2006
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Penelope Gibbs
Contact Email:  pgibbs@nae.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1579

Agenda
BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (BEES)

COMMITTEE ON ENHANCING THE ROBUSTNESS AND RESILIENCE OF
ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES TO TERRORIST
ATTACK

The Keck Center, Room 206
500 Fifth St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

OPEN DATA-GATHERING SESSION

10:15-11:00 Recent NYC Emergency Operations
Lou Rana, President and COO
Consolidated Edison Company of New York

11:00-12:00 Recent Emergency Experiences from the Mid-South
William Ball, Senior Vice President
Transmission Planning and Operation, Southern Company Services

12:00-1:00 Lunch in Meeting Room

1:00-1:45 TVA's Program in Reliability
David Hall
Tennessee Valley Authority

1:45-2:30 U.S.-Canadian Blackout-The Full Story
Dave Nevius, Senior Vice President
North American Electric Reliability Council

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:30 INL's Security Work
Julio Rodriguez, National & Homeland Security
Idaho National Laboratory

3:30-4:15 Department of Energy Perspective
William Parks, Deputy Director
Research and Development Division
U.S. Department of Energy
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Massoud Amin
Edward Badolato
William Ball
Anjan Bose
Clark Gellings
Michehl Gent
Granger Morgan (chair)
Diane Munns
David Owens
Louis Rana
Don Russell
Richard Schuler
Philip Sharp (11/29 only)
Carson Taylor
Susan Tierney
Vijay Vittal
Paul Whitstock

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Conflict of interest and potential sources of bias
Review of the study charge and statement of task
Draft report outline
Additional information needed
Committee milestones and schedule
Work assignments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

"Two-Sided Electricity Markets: Self-Healing Systems" by Richard E. Schuler.
Paper originally presented at 2005 CREATE Workshop, August 19-20, 2005, Los
Angeles, California.

"Transmission Grid Solutions Report" by the Electricity Advisory Board dated
September 2002

"Electricity Case: Main Report--Risk, Consequences, and Economic
Accounting--Report 1" CREATE Report, Preliminary, dated May 31, 2005

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 02, 2005
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Penelope Gibbs
Contact Email:  pgibbs@nae.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1579

Agenda
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2005, ROOM 203

AGENDA

8:30-11:00 Closed Session

11:00-12:00 Overview of DHS T&D Security Activities and Study Expectations
William Rees Jr., Program Manager, Homeland
Security Advanced Research
Projects Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

12:00-12:45 Lunch in meeting room

12:45-1:30 Department of Energy Perspective
David Meyer, Acting Director, Siting, Permitting & Analysis,
Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability,
U.S. Department of Energy

1:30-2:15 EPRI's T&D Security Work
Robert Shainker, Power Delivery & Markets, Electric Power
Research Institute

2:15 3:00 Progress on Security Issues at NERC
Michehl R. Gent, President, North American Electric
Reliability Council

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00 An ISO Perspective
Tom Bowe, Manager, Strategic Integration, PJM Interconnection

4:00-5:30 Closed Session

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2005, ROOM 203

8:30-1:00 Closed Session

1:00-2:00 Committee Discussion with DHS on Statement of Task and Access to
Classified Information
William Rees Jr.

2:00-5:00 Closed Session
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

William Ball
Anjan Bose
Michehl Gent
Gerald Heydt
Granger Morgan
Sharon Nelson
David Owens
Don Russell
Philip Sharp
Carson Taylor
Susan Tierney
Vijay Vittal
Paul Whitstock
By teleconference: Edward Badolato and Richard Schuler.


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Conflict of interest and potential sources of bias.
A plan of action was mapped out for the study, including those aspects of the process that require security clearance.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

"Energy Traffic Control" New York Times 8/13/05
"The Terrorist and the Grid" New York Times 8/13/05
"Two Years After the Lights Went Out: Caught Up in Our Own Connections" New York Times OP-ED 8/13/05
"New Focus on Cyber-Terrorism for Power Grids, Refineries" USA Today 8/16/05


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 18, 2005
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

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