Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 5240, Enhancing Grid Security Through Public-Private Partnerships Act [open pdf - 88KB]
"H.R. 5240 would direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a program to promote collaborative efforts--among federal, state, and private stakeholders of the electricity sector--to assess and improve the physical security and cybersecurity of electric utilities. The bill would authorize DOE to provide guidance, training, and technical assistance to utilities and specify other reporting and administrative requirements. Using information from DOE, CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that enacting H.R. 5240 would not significantly affect the federal budget. The activities authorized by the bill are largely consistent with DOE's existing efforts related to the security of the energy infrastructure. As a result, CBO expects that any changes in federal spending under the bill--which would be subject to appropriation--would be small."
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