The Rural Utilities Service recently amended its regulations for electric borrowers. These amendments affect the loan application requirements, approvals of work plans, contract bidding and… Read More »RUS Amends Several Regulations for Electric Borrowers
The U.S. House of Representatives recently advanced two electric cooperative priorities, which are now headed to the Senate for full consideration. The House approved the… Read More »U.S. House Advances Electric Coop Priorities to Senate
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
It’s been nearly a year since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 743 (on November 18, 2010) directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to revise the definition of the Bulk Electric System (BES). That definition for many years had been:
As defined by the Regional Reliability Organization, the electrical generation resources, transmission lines, interconnections with neighboring systems, and associated equipment, generally operated at voltages of 100 kV or higher. Radial transmission facilities serving only load with one transmission source are generally not included in this definition.