American Public Power Association Statement on President Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order

May 11, 2017

Press Release

Washington D.C., May 11, 2017— The American Public Power Association supports President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity. The security of the electric grid is a top priority for the Association and the industry at large. We will continue to work with the Administration to ensure that strong partnerships exist across industry and government to protect the electric grid.

As threats evolve, so too must the efforts of industry and government to mitigate them. These efforts are united through a partnership known as the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC). Comprised of electric utility CEOs, trade association heads, grid operators, and officials from the White House, DOE, DHS, FERC, and the FBI, the ESCC works to mitigate and respond to national-level incidents or threats to electric sector critical infrastructure.

We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration on this critical issue.