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6 Summary of Main Points Raised in Workshop Discussions
Pages 25-26

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... • Many workshop participants observed that Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System 1 is still relevant, although various participants identified notable developments since the report was written including a growing sophistication of cyber-attacks, improvement in the availability of replacement transformers, increased recognition of the significance of several high-profile natural disasters, and increased use of intermittent renewable energy technologies. • There have been several high-profile natural disasters since the report was published.
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... A number of workshop presentations that recapped ongoing efforts by NERC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop a framework for supply chain security prompted some participants to conclude that while these efforts are beneficial overall, such efforts do not necessarily address how to identify key risk factors given a diverse set of system configurations. • The workshop discussion of recent natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy have exposed how crucial the electric power delivery system is for providing basic needs such as medical services and fuel.

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