Why We Do It

Critical Infrastructure Management is truly an integral function for a society. Technology alone cannot create a resilient grid. Growing automation, with more and more systems moving into the control room, paradoxically sets the humans who must manage them up for more risk of failure. ResilientGrid works to build systems and training to help the humans be more successful, fulfilling the promise of a more robust system.

“Ensuring a resilient electric grid is particularly important since it is arguably the most complex and critical infrastructure, and the one upon which other sectors depend to be able to deliver their essential services. Over the past two decades, the roles of electricity sector stakeholders have shifted: generation, transmission, and delivery functions have been separated into distinct markets; customers have become generators using distributed generation technologies; and vendors have assumed new responsibilities to provide advanced technologies and improve security. These changes have created new responsibilities for all stakeholders in ensuring the continued security and resilience of the electric power grid.” [DOE; http://energy.gov/oe/services/cybersecurity]

“U.S. efforts shall address the security and resilience of critical infrastructure in an integrated, holistic manner to reflect this infrastructure's interconnectedness and interdependency. This directive also identifies energy and communications systems as uniquely critical due to the enabling functions they provide across all critical infrastructure sectors.” [US Presidential Policy Directive 21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/presidential-policy-directive-critical-infrastructure-security-and-resil]

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