Yesterday the House met in an extended pro forma session. Because of the weekend snow storm the scheduled pro-forma session had to include postponing some legislative actions that had been scheduled for this week to next week. There were, however, three bills introduced and one of those may be of tangential interest to readers of this blog:
This bill (and yes the GPO does have the official copy on line) proposes to require the DOE Secretary to address issues related to “clean distributed energy technologies” (energy technologies that are located on the customer site operating on the customer side of the electric meter and are interconnected with the electric grid).
The only reason that I am mentioning this bill is that, while the bill recognizes that “new advances in intelligent sensing and simulation and control technologies” will aid the integration of clean distributed energy technologies, there is no mention of the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that such technologies bring to the electric grid networks. This is very disappointing.
Any way this will be the last mention of this bill as it does not appear that Castor has enough political influence to get this bill considered in committee.