Earlier this month, two Duke Energy transmission substations were attacked by gunfire, and utilities across the nation received threats of similar violence. Physical threats against utility infrastructure, like this, have increased in 2022, and according to the intelligence community it’s likely to continue.
DMEA knows all-too-well what it’s like to be the victim of a malicious attack, and we deploy multiple layers of security across our systems to monitor and protect critical infrastructure from natural and manmade threats.
While DMEA has not discovered any threat specific to our cooperative, we are maintaining a heightened awareness. Protecting the grid is our top priority and a collaborative effort. DMEA works alongside our industry partners, peer organizations, government agencies and local officials to share information and strengthen our systems. DMEA will evaluate our own preparedness plans and work to apply appropriate lessons learned.