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US, Canada Unveil Joint Strategy to Secure North American Electric Grid Infrastructure

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The U.S. and Canada have developed a joint strategy that calls for bilateral collaboration and a shared approach to manage security risks to power grid infrastructure in North America.

The Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy outlines  outlines approaches to protect the current electric grid, manage contingencies through modernization of response and recovery systems and build a new electric grid that would be responsive to future threats, hazards and vulnerabilities, the White House said Monday.

Both countries plan to implement the strategy in accordance with respective U.S. and Canadian action plans that detail the steps and milestones toward meeting the strategy’s goals.

The White House added that the implementation of the joint strategy will transpire in consultation with various state and provincial governments, regulatory agencies and utilities as well as require coordinated efforts of companies, policymakers and citizens in the two countries.

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