Tag Archives: utilities

Energy Grid on Alert

Technical Alert issued by DHS and FBI along with Russian sanctions As part of a major salvo of sanctions announced Thursday, the White House warned the public that Russian malware is targeting the U.S. energy grid in an attempt to sabotage its systems, according to multiple reports. Political implications aside, the attempted sabotage is a […]

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Nukes, Oil, and Gas

Revised tax bill, factory output show volatility in energy markets December 15 saw the release of a Congressional tax proposal with striking implications for all corners of the energy sector. The proposal, which is still subject to adjustments but a likely rubric of what’s to come, included incentives for electric vehicles and wind power and rectified […]

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Recovery Through Reconditioning

PEARL aids in Harvey’s aftermath by restoring vital electrical equipment As another part of the country braces for the impact of a second deadly hurricane this weekend, those in Texas and Louisiana along the Gulf Coast are only beginning to pick up the pieces and attempt to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. While this is […]

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UT-Austin Grid Project

$1.6 million challenge likened to “rebuilding a ship while at sea”  In a project intended to diversify the electrical grid and bolster training in Texas and beyond, the Department of Energy, UT-Austin, and a number of Texas businesses will team up in a $1.6 million industry-university-government triumvirate. The money will go to the Center for […]

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Grid Security

Survey finds cyberstrikes are #1 concern of utilities In Utility Dive’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey, more than 600 utility professionals named cyber and physical security the most pressing concern for their companies, with 72% saying it is either “important” or “very important” today. Whereas security issues ranked sixth among utility concerns […]

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Shift In Power

Election result brings uncertainty to the power sector; what happens now? The unexpected results of Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning sparked uncertainty in a number of industries across the country. One area that will now float into uncharted territory is the power sector. Many utilities were focusing on reducing carbon emissions, modernizing the grid, […]

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Outages, But Also Advances

Hurricane Matthew leaves damage; Smart Grid shows promise  Despite its unpredictable path and a nonetheless damaging imprint, Hurricane Matthew’s effect on the Southeastern United States could be a sign of improvements in utilities infrastructure as well as an indicator of the promise for recent implementations of Smart Grid technology. As of Monday, October 10, Matthew, […]

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An Apple a Day

Tech giant to join the utilities fray, sell electrical power Apple, Inc. dominates tech headlines on a daily basis, but it recently received plenty of negative press in being charged $14.5 billion in back taxes by the European Union. So it may very well fly under the radar that the computer giant is entering the utility market as well, despite […]

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PG&E Found Guilty

California’s largest utility obstructed investigation; punishment lenient Leaks, hazy visuals, and misleads? Sounds like a typical publicized trial. Except in this case, none of those are puns. Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest public utility, bore the weight of related missteps on Tuesday when a federal jury convicted the company of obstructing investigators and of five counts […]

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Utilities keep pace

Looking for strategies as the world goes solar Part of any business’s foresight is the ability to accommodate the evolving technological and economical world around it. When renewable energy first began to peek through the cracks two decades ago, utilities companies probably weren’t too concerned, but they surely took notice. The electric and water industries […]

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