Tag: U.S. Department of Energy

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 […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington Plant on Track to Treat Radioactive Waste in 2023

January 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

A plant in Washington State will begin processing 56 million gallons of radioactive waste in 2023. The plant will turn low-activity radioactive waste into glass and disposing of it safely, in a process called vitrification. The plant’s millions of gallons […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How Co-ops Transformed the Solar Landscape in Just Five Years

July 19, 2018

Via: PowerMag

Electric cooperatives in the U.S. have vastly accelerated solar power installments. Today, they own or purchase more than nine times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) power as they did in 2013, a new report says. The report, “A Solar Revolution […]