Author Archives: J. Michael Barrett

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...]
Making the Grid Great Again From Domestic Preparedness As the dust from the recent election settles, one of the first orders of business for the incoming Trump administration is a massive public infrastructure investment plan. Although the economic benefits associated with improved infrastructure are popular [Read More...]
Connecting Microgrids With Public-Private Partnerships To Meet Critical Needs Click here to download the full study at PDF. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Moving forward with plans to address the modernization needs of the nation’s electric grid is a vast undertaking, estimated to require some $2 trillion of investment over the next [Read More...]
The Need for a National Energy Grid Strategy from Government Security News, July 2016 U.S. energy consumers have been able to count on reliable, always-on and relatively resilient electrical power for so many decades that for most people the availability of electrical power is essentially taken as a [Read More...]
Today’s Decisions Drive Tomorrow’s Power Grid (From Domestic Preparedness) For more than a century, the U.S. electrical power grid has dramatically improved the health, safety, and economic productivity of hundreds of millions of people. Although this grid stands as an ingenious accomplishment, experts fear that, as the 21st century [Read More...]
Challenges And Requirements For Tomorrow’s Electrical Power Grid Click here to download the 40-page report as PDF. Executive Summary As the United States economy and society have become more reliant on the uninterrupted flow of electricity, the power grid upon which it depends for that supply has [Read More...]
Keeping the Lights On: Cyber Terrorism and the Power Grid Homeland Security TodayThe 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...]
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