Security Research

Since September 11, 2001, there has been a concerted effort on the part of local, state, and federal government entities along with the private sector to improve the security of critical infrastructure. The Security Research Program is the Energy Commission's response to Governor's Executive Order D-67-03 which states "all state departments and agencies are directed to assist the Office of Homeland Security and the Director of the Office of Homeland Security in carrying out the purpose of this order and the functions of the Office of Homeland Security." The Energy Commission's Research and Development Division is dedicated to ensuring a robust, secure, and reliable energy infrastructure for California through its research efforts.

The Security Research Focus Area seeks to support the Smart Grid and improve the reliability of California's electricity infrastructure to prevent, prepare for, and respond to cyber threats, hazards, and energy supply disruptions. The Security Research Focus Area aims to catalyze, transfer, investigate, and bring to market technologies relevant to security of the Smart Grid, to enhance the reliability and survivability of California's electricity grid. These technologies, when developed could help reduce vulnerabilities that are not being adequately addressed by competitive and regulated markets.

ETSI Contact at the California Energy Commission

David Chambers
Energy Systems Research
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS 43
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
Phone: (916) 327-2356
Email: David.Chambers@energy.ca.gov
Please put "Grid Security Inquiry" in the subject line of your email.