Mississippi Power receives EPRI award

Mississippi Power receives EPRI award

Mississippi Power Protection and Control Manager Joe Stewart receives an EPRI award for the company’s cyber security work.

Mississippi Power Vice President of Customer Services Organization Nicole Faulk and Protection & Control Manager Joe Stewart recently attended the Electric Power Research Institute’s Awards Dinner where EPRI’s Vice President of Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure Andrew Phillips presented Stewart with a plaque for the 2017 Power Delivery and Utilization Technology Transfer Award.

The EPRI award recognized work protecting substations from cyberattacks.

“I was very proud to accept the award on behalf of our team because this was very much a team effort,” Stewart said.

Members of Mississippi Power’s Protection and Control group worked with the Southern Company’s Technology Organization and Distribution Cyber Security Program to develop an Integrated Security Operations Center.

“The work this team has been recognized for is extremely innovative and a great example of what we can achieve when we work together as a team,” said Faulk, “It is certainly a great honor to have that hard work recognized by EPRI.”

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