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From Cyber Threats to Country Music in One Week


Our Policymakers Council arrived in DC for more than 100 visits with legislators. As elected and appointed public officials, our policymakers are a vital part of APPA’s grassroots efforts. The DOE has awarded APPA and NRECA up to $15 million to help their utility members improve grid security. And I flew to Nashville to speak at the 50th anniversary celebration and annual meeting of the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association.

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Five Takeaways from APPA’s Grid Security Summit


If you’ve scanned the news lately, you’ve probably seen that cybersecurity is a hot topic — right up there with Ebola, immigration, and Taylor Swift’s dissing of Spotify. From financial institutions and credit card companies to retail outlets and the U.S. postal service, new threats — and safeguards — are evolving every day.

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Keeping the Lights On: Electric Grid Security

Light Bulb Resized

The reliability of the bulk electric system — “keeping the lights on” for our customers and the economy — is a national security issue. And it is of paramount importance to electric utilities. Industry for decades has taken action to protect the grid and is now working closely with government officials to continue to keep it safe.

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