Power UtilityPerimeter Security Solutions
With the rash of substation copper thefts increasing because of the price of precious metals and the heinous act of vandalism that occurred at the Metcalf transmission substation in California, Power Utility companies are rethinking physical security.
What used to be a considered a secure site (7’ chain link fence and three strands of barbwire), is now being faced by new threats within our society. If these acts of theft and vandalism are occurring, are these sites susceptible to other unforeseen threats? These threats give rise to thoughts and criticism about how well protected our power grid is from acts of terrorism.
During 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ordered the North American Energy Reliability Corporation (NERC) to establish Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. These standards are being designed to help protect critical components of our power grid, and will serve as the blueprint to assist Power Utility companies in adequately securing and protecting vulnerable utility assets.
Ameristar has established a team of Security Experts to aid and assist Power Utility companies in finding the best solution for each of their sites. We understand that each site will have unique challenges that will require a balance of active security components and physical security systems to meet the CIP requirements. Ameristar has developed a network of strategic partners to support each Electric Power Utility client with the necessary expertise in finding the best security solution for each site.
SAFETY Act Certified
Ameristar’s Impasse high security palisade fence and Stalwart anti-ram passive barrier product lines are SAFETY Act certified. SAFETY Act certification essentially eliminates liability that could arise out of a terrorist attack. To learn more about Ameristar’s SAFETY Act certified products click below to redirect to our SAFETY Act page.
Aaron Cope | Director of Business Development
Aaron Cope has been with Ameristar since January of 2010 and has held several positions within his tenure. Aaron came to Ameristar from the Industrial Construction Supply Industry where he was a General Manager for Fastenal Company for 6 years. During his time with Fastenal he established continuous growth, and record sales which resulted in generating enough profitability to open several additional branch locations. With that knowledge and experience Aaron joined Ameristar as a Project Manager and then moved to a Territory Specialist to gain more experience with Ameristar’s products and operating systems. After learning the internal systems at Ameristar Aaron was promoted to a Business Development Specialist and then to the Director of Business and Lead Development which is the position he currently holds with a primary focus on the Electric Power Utility Industry.