Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) Adopts the Secure Grid Initiative

Building on the lessons learned from 9/11, PSI, in partnership with Williams Beaty Services is developing a pilot program to protect the electrical grid infrastructure using innovative and cost-effective approaches to address grid vulnerabilities. At the TVC Summit on May 27-28, PSI CEO Bobby Beaty and President Sean Williams publicly launched the TVC Secure Grid Initiative, which had been adopted in March by the TVC Board of Directors and Leadership Council. The goal of the Secure Grid Initiative is to unify public, private, and institutional participants in creating a national test bed to develop and deploy training and technologies that effectively address the numerous challenges of protecting the electrical grid from physical attack. TVC (http://www.tennvalleycorridor.org/ ) links public and private science and technology assets in the Tennessee Valley to serve regional economic development.