Idaho Falls Power has commissioned cyber security support for its utility smart grid operations.
As an initial project, Lockheed Martin will support Idaho Falls Power as it implements a city-wide, two-way communications Advanced Metering Infrastructure system. The system will allow the utility to securely collect and analyze energy readings from advanced energy meters. The project is part of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project that spans five states, including Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
Lockheed Martin is responsible for assessing the Idaho Falls Power AMI network architecture to perform a risk assessment, identify security requirements, and provide recommendations for design elements and controls to mitigate vulnerabilities. Once the network is in place, the team will perform penetration testing and establish operational controls for the operations and maintenance of the systems.
Lockheed Martin will not only assess and support the AMI network architecture, but also the systems integration for the utility-wide network smart grid network architecture.
In addition to smart grid cyber security projects, Lockheed Martin is working with its customers to address the nation’s challenges in the areas of cyber security, energy efficiency, management and storage, next-generation alternative energy generation and climate monitoring.