US-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy Released
The White House and the Government of Canada released the Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy (Strategy).
The two countries had made a commitment in March in their joint statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership to "develop a joint U.S.-Canadian strategy for strengthening the security and resilience of the North American electricity grid," including "against the growing threat from cyberattacks and climate change impacts."
The Strategy describes joint goals and objectives to address the vulnerabilities of the two countries' respective and shared electric grid infrastructure as a matter of energy security and national security.
The Strategy will be implemented in accordance with separate U.S. and Canadian Action Plans, each detailing specific steps and milestones for achieving the Strategy's goals within each nation.