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DOE Opens Application Period for 2nd Cohort of NREL’s Clean Energy Cybersecurity Program

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The Department of Energy is inviting companies and organizations to apply for the second cohort of a National Renewable Energy Laboratory program that supports the development of secure renewable energy technologies.

DOE said Monday the application period for NREL’s Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator is open until Feb. 10 and up to five U.S.-based organizations will be selected to participate in the program’s second cohort.

The chosen organizations will assess technologies designed to identify unauthorized and compromised industrial control system assets attached to a utility’s infrastructure that need to be remediated or removed.

The program offers participants an opportunity to gain professional evaluations of their technologies and partner with other utilities to develop next-generation cybersecurity platforms for clean energy technologies.

CECA is a collaboration between NREL and its utility partners Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Duke Energy and Xcel Energy.

In December, DOE named Xage Security, Sierra Nevada Corporation and Blue Ridge Networks the first cohort of participants in the program.