Sincere thanks to David Perera (@daveperera) for the interview and article on Politico "Highway bill would give feds new power over electric grid".
If I had one ask to David, it would be to include more of our conversation. Particularly the part where I stated that DOE has some very bright people with deep and relevant experience in emergency response. The agency should definitely be at the table (as a peer). They are the best source for context and can provide the most effective solutions. The power grid is a complex beast and the defensive/response actions should have the least impact to the system (keep the lights on, and keep the problem from getting worse).