FEMA Disaster Relief Withheld from Electric Cooperatives Electric cooperatives in Iowa were surprised by FEMA’s rejection of disaster aid, according to this article. The utilities… Read More »FEMA Disaster Relief Withheld from Electric Cooperatives
The U.S. electric grid is vulnerable to terrorist attacks that could cause much more damage to the system than natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, according to a recently declassified report prepared for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by a National Academy of Sciences committee in 2007.Read More »Guest Post: Declassified Report Eyes Grid Security
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released an initial version of a document designed to assist electric utilities in assessing their cyber security vulnerabilities. DOE developed the guide in coordination with several other agencies and electric industry representatives, including NRECA; Lubbock, Texas-based South Plains Electric Cooperative; and Johnson, Vt.-based Vermont Electric Cooperative.Read More »Guest Post: DOE Develops Cyber Risk Tools for Utilities
On March 7, 2011, the NRTC announced that it would offer a wireless AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) system to its members from Sensus.
As the nation’s interstate electricity regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently ordered the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop a revised definition… Read More »AHC Attorney G. Mark Cole Named to NERC Rules Drafting Team