Energy Department Issues Order to Protect Nation’s Grid

DOE Secretary seeks to reduce risks to national bulk-power system.

Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette recently signed a prohibition order intending to reduce the risk to the U.S. bulk-power system (BPS) that is posed by the People’s Republic of China and its associates. This action follows up on authority granted to the department via an executive order issued by President Trump in May of 2020. This prohibition order seeks “to minimize potential procurement and supply chain disruptions.”

“The bulk-power system is the backbone of our Nation’s energy infrastructure and is fundamental to our national security, the American economy, and our way of life,” said Secretary Brouillette. “It is imperative we secure the BPS against attacks and exploitation by foreign adversaries. This order is one of several steps this Administration is taking to greatly diminish the ability of our foreign adversaries to target our critical electric infrastructure.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Brouillette as he leads the Department of Energy.
  • For President Trump as he seeks to protect the U.S. from an attack on the national energy grid.



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