Safeguarding and protecting the country’s integrated power grid requires vigilance. Americans rely upon electricity to conduct nearly every aspect of daily life.
In today’s modern world, constantly evolving threats of both nature and man, necessitates increased investment in modernizing and protecting this infrastructure. While the overall state of the nation’s energy grid is safe and reliable, recent events have demonstrated the grid is not always impervious from external events.
Following 9/11, the federal government focused on strengthening the security of America’s critical infrastructure. Consequently, the resiliency of all critical infrastructure is robust, thanks in large part to constantly evolving technology. That said, all energy and utility stakeholders must continue to be vigilant. From the investments and improvements seen thus far, energy providers are on the right track, although more needs to be done.
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