CYBER & PHYSICAL SECURITY
Protecting the nation’s energy grid and ensuring a reliable supply of energy are top priorities for America’s electric companies
Protecting the nation’s energy grid and ensuring a reliable supply of energy are top priorities for America’s electric companies. The energy grid is a complex, interconnected network of generation, transmission, distribution, control, and communication technologies, which can be damaged by natural events—such as severe storms—and by malicious events, such as cyber and physical attacks.
Today, the electric power industry is forging ahead with a series of initiatives to safeguard the energy grid from threats and is partnering with federal agencies to improve sector-wide resilience to cyber and physical threats.
As threats to the grid grow and become more sophisticated, the industry remains committed to continuing to strengthen its defenses.
NEARLY $30 BILLION TO SAFEGUARD YOUR ELECTRICITY
Electric companies nationwide combined to invest nearly $30 billion — last year alone — in adaptation, hardening, and resilience (AHR) initiatives to strengthen the nation’s transmission and distribution infrastructure.
The Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) serves as the principal liaison between the federal government and the electric power industry. Its mission is coordinating the preparations for – and responses to – national-level disasters and threats to energy infrastructure.
Electric companies plan and regularly exercise for a variety of emergency situations that could impact their ability to keep electricity flowing to communities like yours.