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Danger! Virus Discovered That Targets America’s Electrical Grid (From The National Interest) Two security firms, ESET and Dragos, released reports about the discovery of a virus that aims to damage equipment on any nation’s electric grid. The virus is called Industroyer, also known as “Crash Override,” and targets computers that control [Read More...]
Wanted: Federal Legislation To Access Electricity Data & Protect Grid From Cyber Threats There are many state rules and regulations governing electricity usage data access and cybersecurity for the electric grid. Congress should play a more proactive role on these issues by passing legislation that allows for some uniformity across the nation to [Read More...]
VIDEOS: CAPITOL HILL EVENT: Securing Smart Grid Data – 5.12.17 The Lexington Institute hosted a Capitol Hill Forum on Securing Smart Grid Data on Friday, May 12. Click on the names of the speakers below to view videos of their speeches. Videos of Speeches: Ms. Allison J. Bender, Senior Associate, [Read More...]
Balancing Access to Electricity Data and Privacy Concerns Digital technology is deployed on the electric grid to make it “smarter,” allowing two-way communication and the transferring of data. This information enables customers to manage electricity costs, makes the grid more reliable, and provides third party providers with the [Read More...]
Making Microgrids Work: Send in the Marines? (From Government Security News) From Government Security News For several decades now electrical power experts have been making increasingly vocal statements about the utility and significant potential advantages of embracing localized power generation and distribution using microgrids, which are essentially miniaturized, self-contained power grids [Read More...]
Utilities Should Sell Customer Electricity Data Digital technology is deployed on the electric grid to make it “smarter,” allowing two-way communication and the transferring of data. This enables customers to manage electricity costs and make the grid more reliable. Since new data is collected from sensors [Read More...]
California Aims To Incentivize Utilities To Adopt Third-Party Energy Resources EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to download the full study as PDF. California’s ambitious policy goals of reducing greenhouse emissions and increasing renewable resources could be assisted by third-party energy sources. Distributed energy resources are defined as renewable generation sources, energy [Read More...]
How to Assure Grid Stability While Tapping Third-Party Energy Sources The California Public Utilities Commission approved a pilot program in December that incentivizes utilities to use more distributed energy resources. These resources are defined as renewable generation sources, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and demand response technologies. As part [Read More...]
Third Party Energy Resources Are The Future Of The Electric Grid Electric utilities in California make money from investments for traditional infrastructure, such as power lines, poles, and wires. However, this is based on an outdated regulatory model focused on increasing electricity access. Utilities are motivated to build more of such [Read More...]
DARPA Research Leads Grid Security Solutions (From The National Interest) The U.S. electric grid is vulnerable to a cyber-attack that could take electricity offline if successful. Protecting against cyber threats requires staying ahead of technology, maintaining transparency and sharing information. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is one government [Read More...]
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