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Energy Security


Transformer Failures Disrupted Water Supplies in Houston For Nearly Two Days

A nearly two-day-long boil water order that shuttered schools and businesses and affected as many as 2.2 million customers in Houston—the nation's fourth-largest city—was caused by a power outage stemming…



NERC Warns of Tight Generation Resources, Fuel Supply Issues This Winter

Power shortfalls could be rife over the next three months across a large portion of the North American bulk power system (BPS), particularly during extreme and prolonged cold conditions, the…


How Rural Communities Can Benefit from the Energy Transition

Economic development can be a challenge for leaders in rural communities. Often, it’s hard to attract businesses to rural areas because the local workforce may not have the skills or…


European Energy Crisis Prompts Utility Takeovers in Germany, France

With winter fast approaching, and the dreaded effects of extreme natural gas price levels and volatility looming, together with unprecedented uncertainty of fuel supply, governments in Germany and France have…


Inflation Reduction Act: Increased Electrification and Resulting Utility Implications

While the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides steps in the right direction by expanding renewable energy development and electrification incentives, it may also lead to a worsening duck curve and…


Shift to Specialty Fuels—A Driving Force to Build Supply Chain Resilience

Geopolitical tension, ongoing energy crisis, supply chain disruption, and destructive climate change effects have been altering energy needs and sourcing requirements. Global companies have been transitioning from traditional fossil fuels…