Curt Hébert, a partner with the law firm of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, was recently interviewed and quoted in four national major media outlets concerning national energy policy.
The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR) quoted Hébert, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in stories regarding strategy and preparedness of the country’s power grid against a possible cyber-attack. Hébert was also one of several participants in a mid-August Washington conference on the need to better protect the electric grid from such attacks, which most experts believe are inevitable.
Hébert contributed his knowledge and insights for the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and was featured in a video summary of the report.
Additionally, Fox Business Channel’s Liz Claman interviewed Hébert on the subject of news reports that the United States Department of Justice is investigating trading in energy markets by JPMorgan Chase.
Hébert’s recent interviews and articles can be found by visiting the following websites:
New York Times – As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow
NPR – The Next Disaster Scenario Power Companies Are Preparing For
Fox Business Channel video – DOJ Investigating J.P. Morgan’s Energy Business
ASCE Report Card – http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/a/#e/energy-video-01
Hébert recently wrote and published “The Most Critical of Economic Needs (Risks): A Quick Look at Cybersecurity and the Electric Grid” for the prestigious Electricity Journal. The article centered on the need for increased focus on cybersecurity as it relates to the national electric grid.
Hébert is a visiting scholar with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he co-chairs the Energy Reliability Task Force. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Lexicon Strategy Group, an energy, finance and regulatory law advisory firm with offices in Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington, D.C.