EXCLUSIVE — Rep. August Pfluger called on the Biden administration to take steps to better protect the U.S. power grid from cyberattacks and from reserve capacity shortages
, warning in a letter shared exclusively with the Washington Examiner that these vulnerabilities risk setting off a nationwide reliability crisis.
In a letter sent late Tuesday to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm
, the Texas Republican said the Department of Energy “lacks a clear plan to protect our critical infrastructure systems from nefarious actors, like Russia, and ensure peak power demand can be sufficiently met.”
If the United States “does not develop a long-term, serious energy policy for the 21st century,” he wrote, “then America will soon face a reliability crisis that inflicts needless pain on American families, businesses, and workers.”