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EEI Applauds Secretary Perry for Establishing the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response

WASHINGTON (February 14, 2018) – Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement today on the establishment of the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
 
"Protecting the nation’s energy grid from all threats is the top priority for America's electric companies and is a responsibility shared by both the electric power industry and the government. EEI applauds Secretary Perry for his leadership in establishing the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response. We value the Department of Energy’s partnership as the electric power industry’s sector-specific agency, and expect the new CESER office will play an essential role in coordinating government and industry efforts to address evolving threats to the energy grid. 
 
“EEI and the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council have worked closely with the DOE team on many issues, most recently the response to the historic 2017 hurricane season. This relationship has proven essential in responding to all types of threats and emergencies. We appreciate Secretary Perry elevating this important DOE function and look forward to working with him and the new CESER office to protect the nation's energy grid.”

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