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Smart Grid Principal Characteristics: Operates Resiliently Against Attack And Natural Disaster

Aug. 31, 2009

U.S. Department of Energy, National EnergyTechnology Laboratory

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This report describes the following topics: the current and proposed states of grid security, requirements and barriers for implementation, expected benefits, and recommendations for moving forward while developing security and resiliency measures for the smart grid.

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The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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