Updated: April 20, 2021

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,” which, in part, suspended EO 13920, “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System” for 90 days.

On April 20, 2021, the Department revoked the December 2020 Prohibition Order to create a stable policy environment before the emergency declaration made by EO 13920 expires on May 1, 2021.

Also on April 20, the Department announced a new request for information (RFI), “Ensuring the Continued Security of the United States Critical Electric Infrastructure.” The RFI is part of a larger coordinated effort, including the recent “America’s Supply Chains” EO 14017, to develop a strengthened and effective strategy to address the security of the U.S. energy sector.

For more information, please visit the Securing Critical Electric Infrastructure page.