FERC, DOE holding technical conference on security for energy infrastructure

In the U.S., the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Department of Energy (DOE) will co-host a technical conference on Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure, to provide a forum to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure.

“The threats against our nation’s energy infrastructure, particularly the electric and natural gas sectors, continue to grow and the responsibility for protecting our energy infrastructure is shared across industry as well as states and the federal government,” FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee said. “In light of this shared responsibility, we will join with DOE to explore current threats against energy infrastructure, best practices for mitigation, current incentives for investing in physical and cyber security protections, and current cost recovery practices at both the state and federal level.”

“This conference will create a dialogue to explore how federal and state authorities can facilitate investments to improve the security of energy infrastructure,” said DOE Assistant Secretary of Electricity Bruce Walker.

The technical conference will take place March 28, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

The commission will make public additional details of the conference in a supplemental notice.

The conference will be open and free to the public. However, interested attendees are encouraged to preregister online.

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