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DOE Launches Partnership to Test Grid Cybersecurity Technology

Oct. 6, 2021, 4:29 PM

The Department of Energy pledged Wednesday to aid the private sector in developing technology to protect the country’s electric grid against cyberattacks as it pursues the Biden administration’s decarbonization goals.

Linking climate change measures to security goals, the Energy Department launched a Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator, a public-private partnership based at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, based in Golden, Colo.

The department has built a $40 million research platform there that can run cybersecurity scenarios with various energy devices with 20 megawatts of generating capacity.

“We need to walk and chew gum at the same time,” David Turk, deputy secretary ...

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