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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

White House launches cybersecurity push targeting electricity sector

April 20, 2021

Via: FCW

The White House on Tuesday announced the first pilot program to improve the cybersecurity of the nation’s electricity infrastructure as part of a broader initiative focused on industrial control systems. “The 100-day plan includes aggressive but achievable milestones and will […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As Biden targets 100% clean electricity, strategies emerge to reliably integrate rising renewables

April 19, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

In the transitioning power system, barriers are falling between renewables and traditional fossil and nuclear generation and between types of variable generation like wind and solar. The energy infrastructure proposals from the Biden administration, if approved by Congress, are likely […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility distribution systems ‘increasingly at risk’ for cyberattacks, GAO report concludes

April 8, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The increasing use of ICS to manage the electric grid has been recognized as a threat to the transmission and generation sectors, but GAO’s report concludes federal security rules overlook increasing risks to distribution systems. “Distribution systems are growing more […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

States, utilities must ensure equitable investment in electric vehicle infrastructure, new report warns

April 7, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan calls for investing $174 billion in the EV market, including point of sale vehicle rebates and the installation of a half million chargers by 2030. As the transition to electric transportation begins in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Massive Solar Farm Will Serve Texas Grid

April 6, 2021

Via: PowerMag

A California company has teamed with the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s largest gas utility company to build a major solar power project just outside Houston, Texas. Rosendin, an electrical contractor with its corporate headquarters in San Jose, and Tokyo Gas […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

What Biden’s infrastructure plan means for the US energy sector

April 2, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

For the electricity industry, the investment would be impressive at about $406 billion, and would help support many of the clean energy, grid modernization, and electrification goals that many utilities have in place today. Further, it would jump start the […]


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

PG&E plan to reserve temporary generators for wildfire season has groups worried about diesel use

March 31, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Utility reliance on diesel generation to power communities during wildfire-related power shut-offs has been an area of concern for regulators for a while now. PG&E deployed six such shut-offs last year and in January, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Texas blackouts: A wake-up call to diversify energy sources

March 26, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The winter storm that swept over Texas last month caused power shortages that left millions of people in the dark and without heat on the coldest days in decades. “Regardless of their exact causes, the Texas blackouts have served as […]


Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Duke, other utilities see dollar signs in becoming EV experts

March 24, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

As this year’s Super Bowl viewers learned, parts of Europe are well-ahead of the U.S. in electric vehicle adoption. Energy providers there have developed an array of services to help business customers make the switch to electric, with large utility […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California opens rulemaking on provider of last resort, as customers move away from utilities

March 19, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

A POLR, essentially a utility or entity that is obliged to serve all customers, isn’t specific to the electric sector — telecommunications carriers of last resort, for instance, have existed since the 1990s. In California, the concept has become especially […]