Texas Tech University

House Energy Panel Zeroes in on the Electric Grid of the Future

June 12, 2018

MeriTalk - Joseph A. Heppert, vice president for research at Texas Tech University, testified that the danger of cyber threats targeting power grids is only growing.

In addition to Federal research funding, Heppert testified that his university is investing heavily in research and development related to grid security.

"Over the next four years, we intend to invest a minimum of $8 million in research into cybersecurity and energy grid resiliency to enable the creation of a sustainable and diverse energy economy," Heppert said. "We are confident this investment will help the nation attain its goals in energy security, traditional and alternative energy utilization, and a 21st-century energy grid."

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