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NARUC Response to New DOE Office of Cybersecurity
WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following response to the Department of Energy’s announcement of a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER).
“NARUC commends the U.S. Department of Energy on today’s announcement designating a new office on Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER). The issues under CESER’s purview are critical to the operation of a safe, reliable and resilient grid needed to support the nation’s energy infrastructure.
“NARUC has appreciated its longstanding partnership with DOE on these issues and looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with CESER, across the DOE and with related partners across the federal government and the states; in particular, through NARUC's Committee and Subcommittee on Critical Infrastructure. DOE's expanded emphasis on these issues supports our members in their efforts to serve the public interest."
NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.