How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

Total solar eclipses have passed over the United States before. The last coast-to-coast one occurred in 1918. In March 1970, a total solar eclipse moved along the southeast coast and nine years later another plunged several northwestern states into darkness. The difference on August 21, … Read more…

Physical Security of Electric Grid on FERC’s Radar

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has directed the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop standards that address physical security risks and vulnerabilities of the nation’s power grid. FERC’s directive comes after Jon Wellinghoff, a former FERC chairman, told the Wall Street Journal … Read more…

Utility Execs Roll-Play Disaster Scenarios

Utility Execs Roll-Play Disaster Scenarios

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) will conduct its second sector-wide grid security exercise, GridEx 2013, from November 13-14. The geographically distributed exercise is designed to prepare the electricity sector to respond to a cyber incident and strengthen utilities’ crisis response functions. This is … Read more…

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