Lessons Learned from the Texas Blackouts: Research Needs for a Secure and Resilient Grid, Hearing Before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 18, 2021   [open pdf - 35MB]

This is the March 18, 2021 hearing on "Lessons Learned from the Texas Blackouts: Research Needs for a Secure and Resilient Grid," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the Purpose: "The purpose of the hearing is to understand what caused the recent extended power outages in Texas and other southern and midwestern states during a severe winter storm over the second weekend of February, and to examine associated grid research and development needs. Witnesses and Members will discuss grid security research activities at the Department of Energy, including relevant grid technology, energy generation technology, and cybersecurity research. The hearing will also serve as a legislative hearing for a bill that was introduced in the 116th Congress and is expected to be reintroduced in this Congress by Rep. Ami Bera, the 'Grid Security Research and Development Act' (H.R. 5760 in the 116th Congress). This bill would authorize an interagency research, development, and demonstration program on electric grid and energy system cybersecurity, physical security, resilience, and emergency response." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jesse Jenkins, Varun Rai, Juan Torres, Beth Garza, and Sue Tierney.

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Serial No. 117-5
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