Grid Infrastructure

General view of an oil refinery

As the hot summer approached, Texas leaders expressed concern about potential blackouts and brownouts. Yet, thoughtful planning, a functional electricity market and clean energy helped ensure the lights stayed on. Power outage concerns Hotter temperatures and continued population and commercial growth drove record electricity demand this past summer. Additionally, in early 2018, Luminant (now Vistra)… Keep reading →

Energy Storage Update 2018

Casio Introduces World's Smallest Fuel Cell

Battery energy storage is the most significant development for the electric grid since the explosive growth in renewables deployment over the past decade


Five new requirements included in the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Cybersecurity Regulation go into effect

California Faces Continued Energy Woes

The energy storage industry is growing exponentially in the United States

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

With another triple-digit heat wave scorching the Southwest this week, fears of widespread outages are back. California’s grid operator has urged homes and businesses to crank up thermostats and avoid running power-hungry appliances during evening peak hours – all in an effort to avoid disruptions like the ones we saw earlier this month. The dangerous… Keep reading →

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider – March 2018 #4


Late last week, a joint statement by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Russian government has been behind an ongoing targeted campaign to penetrate U.S. power plants and the electric grid.

Renewable Energy Update – March 2018

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

A new report last week by the London-based environmental group CDP finds that more than 100 cities worldwide now get the majority of their power—70 percent or more—from renewables.

Climate Protection - Photo Illustrations

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted to require all Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators to revise its tariffs

Another Winter Storm Bears Down On Northeast

With the East Coast shivering from the effects of something the weather folks have dubbed a “bomb cyclone,” a couple things come to mind: Gratitude for abundant natural gas that affordably heats homes and reliably fuels electricity generation. Dismay that for some in the U.S. – the world’s leading producer of natural gas and oil –… Keep reading →

DOE Agency Celebrates 40 years Of Service To America

British Government Signs A Deal For New Nuclear Power Plant

Western Area Power Administration is celebrating 40 years of service to its customers on Thursday, Dec. 21—the anniversary of its official designation as WAPA. WAPA was created, Oct. 1, 1977, as part of the same legislation that created the Department of Energy: the Energy Organization Act of 1977. That day, about 900 employees responsible for… Keep reading →

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