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Nation’s Power Grid Too Vulnerable? The electric power grid in the United States is highly vulnerable to cyberattacks and other threats, concluded a report issued on Wednesday by Congressmen Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA). “More than a dozen utilities” reported that deliberate cyber [Read More...]
Formalizing the National Guard Role in Restoring Electrical Power Homeland Security Today Disaster response and recovery experts are just beginning to fully assess the impacts of last year’s Hurricane Sandy, in which over four million people on the east coast lost power and hundreds of thousands had to make [Read More...]
Keeping the Lights On: Cyber Terrorism and the Power Grid Homeland Security Today The clear and present danger of cyber threats to our critical infrastructure, such as the national power grid, can no longer be ignored. Fortunately, the government began calling attention to cyber risks in the form of a [Read More...]
Ensuring The Resilience Of The U.S. Electrical Grid Executive Summary The North American power grid is a modern engineering marvel, and yet at the same time it is increasingly a system facing great risk of being disrupted by adverse events. Nearly all of the critical infrastructure elements upon [Read More...]
Smarter Grid is a Smart Investment Washington Examiner For thousands of years, nocturnal light was an expensive luxury. Today we can’t imagine life without cheap round-the-clock light. This is just one example of how the U.S. electrical grid is responsible for facilitating so much of the [Read More...]
Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part IV: Key Investment Areas and Next Steps Click here to download a printer friendly PDF. Introduction It has been widely observed across many aspects of life that, “knowledge is power,” and this certainly holds true in the case of knowing what is happening and why across the [Read More...]
Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part III: Requirements For A More Resilient System Click here to download a printer friendly PDF. Despite all the wondrous aspects of our electrical power grid and our increasing dependence upon it, for all too many of us it is essentially invisible, and as a result we take [Read More...]
Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part II: Managing the Chaos – and Costs – of Shared Risks Click here to download a printer friendly PDF. The North American power grid is indeed a modern marvel, and yet at the same time it is increasingly a system facing great risk. Part of this is merely due to the [Read More...]
Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part I: Fixing It Before It Breaks Click here to download a printer friendly PDF. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Our century-old power grid is the largest interconnected machine on Earth, so massively complex and inextricably linked to human involvement and endeavor that it has [Read More...]
New Rankings Find Renewables a Small but Growing U.S. Energy Source California, Colorado and Massachusetts are the states that have been friendliest to renewable energy in recent years, according to a new analysis on EnergyTrends.org. But each of the states earned only a B on the index, while 16 states [Read More...]
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