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Cybersecurity


Engineering Group: American Gas Turbines Will Remain Relevant But Need Advancement

Given current trends, the U.S. gas turbine industry is set to play a critically important role in power generation, aircraft propulsion, and the oil and gas industry “for decades to…


Nuclear a Major Focus in Trump’s Latest Budget Request—and 8 Other Takeaways

Yucca Mountain, the 1987 Congressionally appointed deep geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel (SNF), may be officially dead; transmission assets held by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and three Power…


The POWER Interview: Exelon Discusses Digitalization

Digitization in the power generation sector continues to expand. Its goal in simple terms—providing easy access to data for power plant operators and engineers, enabling the use of advanced analytics…


Cybersecurity Experts Warn of New ‘Hardened’ ICS-Specific Ransomware Variant

A primitive but unique ransomware variant that emerged in mid-December can forcibly stop a number of processes, including multiple items related to industrial control system (ICS) operations, industrial cybersecurity firm…


FERC Approves New Cybersecurity, Transmission Reliability Standards

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Jan. 23 approved two new reliability standards related to transmission system planning performance and cybersecurity. However, it also proposed to retire 74 reliability…


How Utilities Can Manage Supplier Risk [PODCAST]

Power companies are turning to external suppliers and contractors now more than ever. Utilities are getting help with tasks ranging from the relatively simple, such as vegetation management and the…