The Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) Enterprise will host a General Session webinar to provide information for those preparing to implement CIP-012-1 for "Communications between Control Centers." This is a virtual event; therefore, all attendees will need to register via the registration link. The webinar will focus on CIP-012 questions received, compliance monitoring approaches, and compliance observations. The Webinar is to be conducted on March 8, 2022, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Eastern.
In Order No. 866, FERC stated that “maintaining the availability of communication networks and data should include provisions for incident recovery and continuity of operations in a responsible entity's compliance plan." FERC recognized that the redundancy of communication links cannot always be guaranteed, and acknowledged there should be plans for both recovery of compromised communication links and use of backup communication capability. The proposed scope of this project would entail modifications to CIP-012 – Communications between Control Centers.
The purpose of this project was to address a directive issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Order No. 866 to develop modifications to the CIP Reliability Standards to require protections regarding the availability of communication links and data communicated between the bulk electric system Control Centers.
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