Novi, MI, Feb. 26, 2009 — ITC Holdings Corp. has been recognized by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) for its efforts to safeguard the reliability of the high voltage electric system in Michigan.
NERC, the regulatory authority for the reliability of the bulk power system in North America, cited ITC’s system security operations as an “Example of Excellence” as part of its Reliability Readiness Evaluation and Improvement Program. The document highlights ITC’s efforts to implement physical protections, stating “ITC operates an extensive physical security program comprised of many sophisticated security systems which provide an extremely effective system of protection for its physical assets.”
NERC observed the following in their recognition of ITC’s security efforts:
* ITC substations are protected 24/7 by an integrated security system that includes elements like barbed wire perimeter fencing, closed circuit television cameras, photo-beam motion detection devices, intrusion monitors, access control, cyber locks, and audible alarms.
* Access to ITC’s headquarters and system control center are restricted through artificial and natural barriers, a security checkpoint and steel gates. The building is equipped with layered access control devices, closed circuit television cameras, and, in the hardened area which houses the control room, a tailgate-proof pod and biometric identification systems.
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