Presidential Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
Was the Power Grid Getting Too Smart for its Own Good?
From 12 to 1 for presentation but come at 11:30 to "chat" and stay until 1:30 to "hang around the podium!"
On May 1, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System. This order responds to ongoing threats by nation-state actors against the nation’s Bulk Power System including “malicious cyber activities.” Based on the premise that equipment designed, developed, manufactured or supplied by foreign adversaries may be the basis for creating and exploiting weaknesses in the power grid, the Executive Order declares a national emergency with respect to the threat of the United States transmission system. In effect, the Executive Order requires that all components of the United States Bulk Power System be made in the USA or subject to strict controls to mitigate any threat. So what does this all mean?
Come hear from our experts listed below who can shed timely insight into the basis for this Executive Order, historical efforts to sabotage bulk power systems around the world, how this order can mitigate the threat, and what it means for the Bulk Power supply chain and the future of the smart grid.
Jim Robb, President and Chief Executive Officer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
Sukesh Aghara, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell
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