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Cybersecurity 
A Real Concern

Physical security:

  • Facilities are often unmanned (the Rancho Viejo facility will be unmanned)

  • Minimal physical security

  • Outsider threat actors will have time to carry out their action

Safety:

  • Stored energy has inherent risks

  • Batteries – gassing, fire, toxic chemicals Dams, compressed air, flywheels…

  • Safety risks are mitigated with electronics

 

Cybersecurity:

  • Disable protection mechanisms

  • Cause damage or malfunction of BESS Induce power grid instability – (Centralized or DER) Modify readings to harm awareness

 

From Cybersecurity of Battery Energy Storage Systems: Rodrigo D. Trevizan, PhD Senior Member of Technical Staff Sandia National Laboratories

https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1855330

Support New Mexico in transitioning to clean energy, while avoiding unnecessary risks to our communities and further destruction to our environment.  

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