Critical Infrastructure Protection Compliance for the Hydropower Industry Webinar
Over the past couple years NHA has alerted you to the increasing concerns and attention being given to cyber security and the risk cyber attacks pose to operations at hydro facilities and the larger electric grid. In 2013 alone, President Obama issued an Executive Order, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, a Presidential Policy Directive, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology began developing a Framework to Improve Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
Around the same time, NERC submitted to FERC Version 5 of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, which FERC approved in November in Order 791. Many hydro operators have stated that they do not fully understand the impact the new rules will have on their operations. CIP Version 5 is substantially different from previous versions of CIP and will include far more hydro operators than past versions of the CIP standards, requiring a significant level of effort and resources.
We recognize that hydro owners and operators have many things on their plate and the adoption of a host of CIP controls will be just one more item to juggle. NHA wants to help you prepare for the new CIP requirements. As such, we have partnered with Grid Subject Matter Experts (GridSME) to host a webinar on March 20, 2014 for a discussion on the impacts of CIP Version 5. GridSME is an NHA member company based in Folsom, CA. They are strategic consultants and have a wealth of experience with the CIP standards and is currently working with several NHA members to facilitate their CIP Version 5 adoption and compliance.
Please feel free to share this webinar opportunity with your colleagues.
Date and Time:
March 20, 2014
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time
NHA Members $55
Dave Zaya, Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Technical Services, National Hydropower Association
See full bios under Event Resources
Eric T. Whitley, President & CEO, Grid Subject Matter Experts
Mark Myers, CISA, VP of Compliance and Energy Services, Grid Subject Matter Experts
Andrew Dressel, Director of Regulatory Services, Grid Subject Matter Experts
National Hydropower Association Annual Conference
The NHA Annual Conference provides a forum for industry, legislative and regulatory agency staff to exchange knowledge and expertise pertinent to the hydroelectric industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with 500+ hydroelectric professionals in our nation’s capital this spring.
Click on here for full conference program details and register today.
NHA Midwest Regional and Hydro Users Group Meeting
Join industry professionals for interactive discussions covering a variety of regional topics including dam safety, public safety, NHA and FERC updates and operations and maintenance.
May 13, 2014
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Owner’s Meeting (MHUG Owner Members only)
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM- Badger Hydro Plant Grand Opening in Kaukauna
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Welcome Reception at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay
May 14, 2014
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Midwest Regional and MHUG Meeting at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay
2040 Airport Dr, Green Bay, WI 54313
Please make your room reservation directly with The Radisson Hotel (limited space available). Reserve your room by April 13, 2014 by calling the hotel directly at 920-494-7300 and requesting the NHA group rate of $94 a night plus applicable taxes.
Complimentary wifi, self parking, airport shuttle and fitness center will be available for all guests.
Please contact Francesca Blanco (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and for sponsorship opportunities. NHA will be holding similar Regional Meetings in other areas of the country throughout the year. Please check www.hydro.org for details.
Host Regional Association:
Media Sponsor:Cancellation Policy:You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost. Cancellations received in writing by April 28, 2014 will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.
NHA 2014 Alaska Regional Meeting
Save the date!
NHA is excited to host the 2014 Alaska Regional Meeting in Ketchikan, AK on June 11 – 12, 2014.
Stay tuned for more details.
- NHA Hydraulic Power Committee Fall Meeting