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June 14, 2021

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FERC releases white paper on incentives for utility cyber investments

By Sara Friedman / June 22, 2020

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released a white paper exploring how the agency could develop an incentive program for utility companies to voluntarily go beyond the mandatory cybersecurity reliability standards scheduled to take effect later this year.

The agency recognizes that “transmission incentives are not necessary to maintain an adequate level of reliability,” but says in the paper released on Thursday “transmission incentives to counter the evolving and increasing threats to the cybersecurity of the electric grid may...

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