Forward to a friend | web version
power update 12 | 15

Hulking transformers prove a challenge for vulnerable grid
Exercise to strengthen physical security and resiliency
Today, the US is more dependent than ever on reliable electric power for residential, commercial and industrial use. Fewer than 3% of the nation’s transformers in US substations are high voltage power transformers, but they carry 60-70% of the nation’s electricity, so an attack on these critical pieces of equipment could be devastating.

This is why 350 utilities and 4,000 people took part in the recent GridEx III "war games". The exercise was designed to test the cyber and physical security readiness of the North American electric grid, including the availability and mobility of large power transformers.
>> I’d like to talk to someone about transformer resiliency.
Contact me ►
Grid-hardening initiative debuts
Federal standards loom
Utilities are shoring up their assets following hundreds of attacks on our nation’s substations in recent years. To assist these efforts, ABB developed a five-tiered "Substation Physical Security and Resiliency Initiative". It centers on equipment hardening and includes steps for security assessments, monitoring, repairs and rapid equipment replacement.
ABB's philosophy on physical security and resiliency consists of a layered approach with five key elements to best protect against attacks and quickly recover when an incident occurs.
>> I’d like to talk to someone about substation physical security.
Contact me ►
Waves of utility investments
How the past affects the future
Since inception, the term “Smart Grid” has gained multiple evolving definitions. In retrospect, the industry can identify waves of investment that have shaped the grid into a smarter, more modern and more intelligent entity to improve reliability, efficiency, resiliency and sustainability. What does the next wave entail?
Watch this on demand webinar to explore smart grid waves of investment in technologies and how they will affect tomorrow's power systems and utility practices.
>> I’d like to talk to someone about smart grid.
Contact me ►
Educational videos
Volt/VAr control and optimization
Watch now ►
CEOs share insights on renewables
Watch now ►
Digital substations
Enabling digital substations
The smarter grid needs a smarter substation, and it has to be digital.
Performance considerations in digital substation applications
The paper discusses performance considerations and requirements in digital substations and revisits requirements for products.
Solar + Storage
More info ►
More info ►
ARC Forum
More info ►
More info ►
Additional resources
Feedback wanted
What topics do you want Power Update to cover?
Take brief survey ►
Physical security
Portal on physical security and resiliency.
More info ►
ABB Review
ABB’s quarterly technical journal.
Read now ►
Power service blog
How to improve reliability & equipment life.
Read now ►
 Subscribe / Unsubscribe
 PowerED archives
 Power Update archives
Visit us
 ABB Power T&D
 ABB Smart Grids
Follow us
Y in t
ABB Power Products & Power Systems: 901 Main Campus Dr. Raleigh, NC 27606. 1-800-HELP-365.
ABB values your privacy and believes it is a privilege to share information through e-mail that is relevant to your business. We do not sell or trade your email address to other parties or industry partners. We commit to using your contact information exclusively for providing you with information you will find valuable through our well-managed online marketing efforts. Privacy policy

Copyright 2015, ABB. All rights reserved.