(RightWing.org) – In a new move to enhance national security and shut out hostile foreign influence, the US has banned some utility companies from buying key equipment from China. The law applies to power suppliers connected to critical defense facilities.
The Department of Energy has signed off on an order that would ban some electric utilities from buying equipment from China.https://t.co/I4nvQ7poaJ
— E&E News (@EENewsUpdates) December 18, 2020
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced on December 17 that, as of January 16, vital defense bases will ban high-voltage electricity suppliers from buying bulk power supply components from China or any organization under Chinese control. The DOE says it has evidence China can attack the US electrical supply and is actively planning for it. Modern power supply technology means it’s possible to cause catastrophic damage to our power grid – and possibly shut down key defense systems – from a computer in Beijing. China calls this “system disruption warfare.”
The DOE prohibition order is the latest move to enforce President Trump’s Executive Order 13920 to secure our bulk power supply.
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