The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week moved to improve reliability of the Bulk Electric System by approving the North American Electric Reliability Corp.'s plans to implement a new risk-based assessment and registration initiative....More
San Diego Gas & Electric is actively bidding a group of energy storage systems and electric vehicle fleets as one resource directly into the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) energy markets....More
Jersey Central Power & Light plans to spend about $267 million in 2015 on projects and other work to enhance and maintain a strong electrical system and help meet future load growth in its 13-county New Jersey service area....More
With power interruptions resulting in huge economic losses of up to $150 billion annually, distribution automation presents a viable solution to ensure effective asset management, minimal interruption, and enhanced efficiency in the grid network....More
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has asked state regulators for permission to build an estimated 25,000 electric vehicle chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California....More
This article, the last of a three-part series, focuses on the business justification for Agile Grid Infrastructure: multi-function power electronics systems that are deployed along the low-voltage secondary....More
Jersey Central Power & Light completed more than 160 infrastructure projects and other work in 2014 to help enhance service reliability to its 1.1 million customers in northern and central New Jersey....More
The Air Force unveiled the Federal Government's first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base, home of the Space and Missile Systems Center, Friday, Nov. 14....More
Outages are expensive, soak up resources, weaken the system while they are in effect and aren’t always restored on time as promised to the customer. But, in one form or the other, we have to live with them....More
The news is full of stories about the latest cyber attacks and data breaches. While there hasn't been any news about a major hack of a power plant or substation yet, that doesn't mean bad agents aren't trying. Watch this short video for an overview of the standards now in place, the level of protection they provide and what you can — and should — be doing to implement those standards.
This video helps you understand the state of cyber security but physical security is also a major concern. Watch the webinar After Metcalf: Physical substation security for details of the attack on that substation and the security methods being deployed to protect physical assets from future attacks.