A 2,700 page bill is a lot to consider. I have been reviewing summaries of it. I found it interesting that the part on Energy Cybersecurity apparently sets out a provision for enhancing grid security through public-private partnerships. It refers to the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Homeland Security and other stakeholders, when deemed appropriate, establishing a new program to promote the voluntary adoption of physical and cybersecurity support and best practices for the electric grid. Also, there is a provision on Rural and Municipal Utility Advanced Cybersecurity Grant and Technical Assistance Program.
- Aug 19, 2021 1:12 pm GMT
The version of the Biden Infrastructure Bill that passed through the Senate has left the power sector digesting and combing through to figure out exactly what the implications are (which understandably takes time when the bill is 2700 pages long).
This iteration still must make its way through the House, where it very likely will see some alterations if it does indeed end up on the President's desk.
That said, we've had some time to process it, so I wanted to start the conversation in the Energy Central Community:
- Now that you've had time to review the bill, what are your impressions?
- Are there measures that you think shouldn't be in there? Or that you wish were in there but aren't?
- If passed in its current form, how do you think it will really impact the power sector?
Share your thoughts in the comments below-- and if you have more extensive thoughts you think should be a standalone post then be sure to share it to the Hot Topic Tag for the Infrastructure Bill (and be sure to review the posts already tagged there to see the early impressions from the Energy Central Community)!