This paper provides practical information for PV plant operators regarding cybersecurity. Plans to integrate photovoltaic generation into utility systems requires that cybersecurity be considered in every aspect- from customer data to business information to plant monitoring and control operations. This paper describes the types of threats encountered in operation of PV plants; challenges faced by photovoltaic plant operators in implementing cybersecurity; cybersecurity standards that apply to photovoltaic plant operations; cybersecurity response plans and recommended best practices to ensure photovoltaic plant cybersecurity.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-78755


  • best practices
  • compliance
  • cybersecurity
  • electric grid
  • photovoltaics
  • PV
  • standards


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