The Department of Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office and Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) have announced the formation of a national Wind Cybersecurity Consortium. The Consortium convenes NREL and six leading wind industry organizations to improve the cybersecurity of the U.S. wind fleet through collaborative analysis, development, and information sharing.

The public-private consortium will identify use cases and develop a platform to improve intelligence on wind energy threats and address the need for focus on the potential risks and consequences of cyber intrusions on wind turbines and their systems and controls. Consortium activities will align with strategies and goals from WETO’s Roadmap for Wind Cybersecurity and CESER’s Multiyear Plan for Energy Sector Cybersecurity.