State Utility Commissions Now Want Their Utilities To Improve Cybersecurity Efforts

State Utility Commissions Now Want Their Utilities To Improve Cybersecurity Efforts

When Michigan utility commissioners issued an order to have their staff ensure that utilities are doing their utmost to prevent hacks, they did so out of fear that a cyber invasion could shut down the grid and hence cost the state millions of dollars in lost commerce. The move is a harbinger of things to come.

Federal Regulators Want to Try and Advance Energy Storage Resources

Federal Regulators Want to Try and Advance Energy Storage Resources

The federal agency that tries to ensure equal access to the nation’s grid is holding a technical conference to see how energy storage can weave itself more efficiently into generation, transmission and distribution. It will be November 9.

NPP Petitions FERC for Input on Proposed CCED Market

Since 2012, the Northwest Power Pool’s (NPP’s) Members’ Market Assessment and Coordination Committee has spearheaded an effort to improve the reliability, efficiency, and cost of regional operations. On September 4, the committee petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the answers to key “threshold … Read more…

Texas Court Dismisses Entergy Price-Gouging Case

A class action suit first filed against Entergy in Chambers County, Texas, in 2003 has finally been dismissed by an appeals court. In the case – Entergy Corp. et. al. v. Jenkins et. al. (Case No.: 01-12-00470-CV) – plaintiffs claimed that Entergy Texas and operating … Read more…

Binz Retreats from FERC Race

Binz Retreats from FERC Race

The decision by Ronald Binz (pictured) to withdraw himself from consideration for the top job at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has sparked a fresh search for a suitable candidate by The White House, The New York Times reports. Binz, a former utility regulator in Colorado … Read more…

DOE Trying To Help Spur Energy Storage Innovation

DOE Trying To Help Spur Energy Storage Innovation

A $120 million Department of Energy program that helps spur innovation and encourage utilities to implement energy storage technologies could give rise to opportunities for wider implementation of storage technologies, says an issue brief from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). A consortium of … Read more…

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