As we work towards a zero-emissions future, we are also tackling the growing cyber threats to the U.S. energy sector. The Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator, led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) brings together federal infrastructure and expertise, asset owners in the energy sector, and technology innovators in a unified effort to catalyze the development of new cybersecurity solutions for the nation’s future clean energy grid. 

The Cybersecurity Accelerator offers a world-class facility for asset owners of all sizes and types to work jointly to develop and deploy renewable, modern, and secure grid technologies that are cost competitive. The innovative technologies will also advance the state of the practice in demonstrating “security by design” – ensuring cybersecurity is built into renewable technologies and architectures at the start at the start of the design and development process, not bolted on after deployment.

Strategic direction and cost-sharing for the Accelerator will be provided by an industry-led steering committee, as well as a federal advisory board with experts from DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) and Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EERE). 

For more information, visit NREL’s Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator or contact the NREL Cybersecurity Program Office at

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On October 6, 2021, Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk, EERE, CESER, industry partners, and NREL will hosted a virtual roundtable to discuss the Cybersecurity Accelerator and the importance working together to securing the clean energy grid of the future. Watch it here:

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Special Announcement and Roundtable Discussion with Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk
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