Key senators say administration should ban Huawei tech in US electric grid
A coalition of 11 powerful US senators, including the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is urging the US government to ban Huawei technology from the US electric grid.
The Senators on Monday sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in which they said that “Huawei, the world’s largest manufacturer of solar inverters, is attempting to access our domestic residential and commercial markets.” The senators noted that “Congress recently acted to block Huawei from our telecommunications equipment market due to concerns with the company’s links to China’s intelligence services,” and called for “similar action to protect critical U.S. electrical systems and infrastructure.”
The US government has been calling on its allies across the globe to ban Huawei telecommunications technology, which it believes could be used by the Chinese government for cyber espionage. The Chinese tech giant has consistently denied that it provides the Chinese government with access to its data.