Physical Security Metrics in PowerWorld Simulator

On March 7, 2014, FERC issued an order directing NERC “to submit for approval one or more Reliability Standards that will require certain registered entities to take steps or demonstrate that they have taken steps to address physical security risks and vulnerabilities related to the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System.” PowerWorld Simulator can easily display MW and MVar through-flow for buses and substations, which can help identify and prioritize the parts of the network for which a physical attack might be most disruptive. Here is a tip on displaying through-flow metrics in PowerWorld Simulator.