Protecting America’s electric grid and ensuring a reliable, affordable and secure supply of electricity are top
priorities for electric cooperatives. The power grid is an incredibly complex network. More than 900 electric
cooperatives are committed to ensuring the safety and reliability of electricity delivery to homes and
businesses across the country.
The electric sector uses a layered defense strategy to protect critical assets, including power plants,
transmission infrastructure that carries electricity long distances, and substations and distribution lines that
provide electricity to local users. This approach is designed to ensure protection against severe storms,
vandalism and cyber incidents.