The Advanced Energy Security Program is designed to increase the functional preservation of electric grid operations or natural gas and oil operations in the face of threats and hazards.
Interagency Agreement with Commerce, National Laboratory funding
Utilities, National Labs, Bulk Power System Vendors
Period of Availability:
Available until expended
(A) develop capabilities to identify vulnerabilities and critical components that pose
major risks to grid security if destroyed or impaired;
(B) provide modeling at the national level to predict impacts from natural or humanmade events;
(C) add physical security to the cybersecurity maturity model;
(D) conduct exercises and assessments to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities to the
electric grid, including providing mitigation recommendations;
(E) conduct research on hardening solutions for critical components of the electric grid;
(F) conduct research on mitigation and recovery solutions for critical components of the
electric grid; and
(G) provide technical assistance to States and other entities for standards and risk
Estimated application opening date, 4th quarter 2022.