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BREAKING: US Energy Department Takes Action to Prevent Chinese Hack on Power Grid

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December 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette issued a prohibition order designed to reduce the risks that entities associated with the People’s Republic of China pose to the Nation’s bulk-power system (BPS).

The U.S. electric system has become increasingly dependent on CCP suppliers for essential items, including software components that can easily be hacked. A cyber attack on the power grid could cause widespread power outages and even cost lives.

The Energy Department’s order stops utilities that supply critical defense facilities from buying from the China, certain power grid equipment that poses a risk to the system.

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