Summary: S.2556 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate (12/17/2019)

Protecting Resources On The Electric grid with Cybersecurity Technology Act of 2019 or the PROTECT Act of 2019

This bill addresses providing incentives for electric utilities to invest in cybersecurity.

Specifically, the bill

  • directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide incentives to electric utilities for investing in advanced cybersecurity technology, and
  • establishes a grant and technical assistance program at the Department of Energy for electric utilities that are not regulated by FERC to deploy advanced cybersecurity technology.