India’s electricity grid to be better protected from cyber attacks, says Electricity Minister: Report
According to a report on Thursday, Union Electricity Minister RK Singh said the country’s electricity grid will be enhanced with protection from cyberattacks. According to a report, while the threat of cyberattacks against the power grid remains an issue, the minister said the Electricity Bill (Amendment) 2022, would include a provision for routine inspections. national grid, as part of government efforts to improve the cybersecurity of power grids that have previously been the target of cyberattacks.
The Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 includes a provision created by the Department of Electricity that allows national inspection grid, according to a PTI report. Testing will help maintain network cleaning in the grid, was faced with Cyber attack on several occasions over the years.
According to the report, the Ministry of Electricity was aware of the source of the attacks on the power transmission system, which is why the regulation on regular inspection was introduced.
“So we are empowering our central (national) load dispatching center so that it can check and give direction. We have a domestic grid and if there is a problem If something goes wrong in one corner of the country, the whole grid can go down. That’s why this provision was made,” the minister told PTI.
In April, the Minister was announced that attempts by China-based hackers to target power distribution centers near Ladakh have been blocked. He said at the time that electricity transmission in the Union Territories had been destroyed twice.