DOE teams with Xcel, Berkshire Hathaway Energy on cybersecurity program to protect clean energy

A new public-private security partnership headed by the U.S. Department of Energy aims to accelerate development of zero-trust cyber solutions for clean energy systems, with Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Xcel Energy providing strategic direction from the industry side.
  • The accelerator will utilize the National Renewable Energy Lab's Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform to simulate how hackers might attack complex energy systems. 
  • The security accelerator will test new technologies to "make clean energy systems cyber secure from a project's inception," U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk said at a Wednesday roundtable.