Western Governors expressed commitment to improving physical and cyber security for the energy grid by identifying the security vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure, creating and implementing technology programs and standards to defend that infrastructure and developing a national cyber-informed strategy to insulate the grid from attacks.
The bipartisan Securing Energy Infrastructure Act supports these recommendations and advances the Western Governors’ goals of putting the U.S. on a path to energy security and modernizing transmission and pipeline infrastructure.
The letter, sent on Sept. 6, 2017 to members of the committee and subcommittee on Energy and Natural Resources was signed by WGA Chair and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and WGA Vice Chair Hawaii Gov. David Ige.