The Risk Assessment Methodology for Energy Infrastructures, RAM-E, was developed to provide the electric energy infrastructure (e.g. electric power transmission and energy pipeline) with an assessment tool that would estimate and compare security risks and consequences of various malevolent events. While there are differences between these two energy infrastructure sectors, they have similarities including being highly dispersed system with key facilities that are widely scattered. Additionally, these two sectors have become increasingly dependent on each other. Many electric utilities rely heavily on natural gas for electric power generation and therefore interruption of the natural gas supply could significantly impact electric power availability. RAM-E considers the possible ways that electric energy supply could be disrupted. RAM-E includes goth the methodology and a training program that introduces the methodology and a training program that introduces the methodology to new users. The methodology is an adaptation of the security principles, processes, and procedures developed at Sandia National Laboratories for critical infrastructure protection.
RAM-E Fact Sheet