Active Standard

IEEE 1402-2021

IEEE Guide for Physical Security of Electric Power Substations

Guidance for the physical security of electric power substations is provided in this guide. It addresses a number of threats, including unauthorized access to substation facilities, theft of material, and vandalism. It describes some options for positive access control, monitoring of facilities, and delay/deter features that could be employed to mitigate these threats. This guide also discusses options for different levels of physical security risk for electric power substations. The guide does not establish recommendations based on voltage levels, size, or any depiction of criticality of the substation. The user will make these decisions based on threat assessment and criticality assignment by the substation owner. Large scale overt attacks against the substation for the purpose of destroying its capability to operate, such as explosives, projectiles, vehicles, etc., are beyond the scope of this guide.

Sponsor Committee
PE/SUB - Substations
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Status
Active Standard
PAR Approval
2014-12-10
Superseding
1402-2000
Board Approval
2021-09-23
History
Published:
2021-11-09

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Power and Energy Society
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Sponsor Committee
PE/SUB - Substations
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Working Group
WGE7 - Physical Security of Electric Power Substations
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IEEE Program Manager
Patricia Roder
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Working Group Chair
Arthur Graves

P1402

Recommended Practice for Physical Security of Electric Power Substations

This document provides recommendations for the physical security of electric power substations. It addresses a number of threats, including unauthorized access to substation facilities, theft of material, and vandalism. It describes some options for and makes recommendations for positive access control, monitoring of facilities, and delay/deter features that could be employed to mitigate these threats. This recommended Practice also discusses options to mitigate different levels of physical security risk for electric power substations. The document does not establish recommendations based on voltage levels, size, or any depiction of criticality of the substation. This recommended practice guides users making decisions based on threat assessment and criticality assignment by the substation owner.nLarge scale overt attacks against the substation for the purpose of destroying its capability to operate, such as explosives, projectiles, vehicles, etc. are beyond the scope of this guide.

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1402-2000

IEEE Guide for Electric Power Substation Physical and Electronic Security

Security issues related to human intrusion upon electric power supply substations are identified and discussed. Various methods and techniques presently being used to mitigate human intrusions are also presented in this guide.

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