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DOE Supports NERC’s Policy Separating ES-ISAC from Compliance and Enforcement

On March 14, 2013, the Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued a letter thanking NERC for its “efforts to build the capabilities and resources of the Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ES-ISAC).”  Specifically, DOE supports NERC’s revised policy statement, approved by the NERC Board of Trustees on March 8, 2013, which clarifies the “firewall” separation between the ES-ISAC and NERC’s Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program.  This separation is intended to encourage industry that information shared with ES-ISAC will be maintained as confidential information and not shared with NERC enforcement staff.

To view DOE’s letter, click here.

To view NERC’s revised policy statement, click here.