EEI statement on Executive Order on securing the U.S. bulk-power system

Washington (May 1, 2020) – Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order (EO) on securing the U.S. bulk-power system.

“EEI and our member companies appreciate that President Trump, through his new Executive Order, continues to make energy grid security a priority for his Administration and for our nation. We have long maintained that grid security is a shared responsibility, and addressing dynamic threats to the grid requires vigilance and coordination that leverages both government and industry resources.

“EEI’s members, through the CEO-led Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, work closely with the Department of Energy (DOE) to address underlying threats to supply chain security. This EO reflects this ongoing collaboration with the federal government and provides new ways to mitigate threats to electric-sector critical infrastructure.

“Reliable electricity and a secure energy grid are essential to the nation’s economy and our way of life. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Administration and to working with DOE and other government stakeholders to implement this new EO, and we will continue to ensure that we are sourcing critical equipment from reputable manufacturers.”

Source: Edison Electric Institute