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Supply Chains


Fending Off Forced Power Plant Outages

The changing profile of the power system has added new stressors on conventional power generation and may have raised the potential for forced outages. Addressing them requires a closer look…



DOE Bans Utility Procurement of Chinese Equipment for Bulk Power System Security

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a “prohibition order” in line with President Trump’s May 2020 broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO 13920) that will ban…


NAESB’s First Move to Set Energy Digitalization Standards Heavily Focused on Blockchain, Cybersecurity

The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), a wholesale and retail natural gas and power industry forum comprising 300 corporate members, will initially focus its standards development to support cybersecurity…


Mixed Reactions on Looming DOE NOPR for Bulk Power System Security

The Department of Energy (DOE) will issue a notice of proposed rule-making (NOPR) to implement President Trump’s broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO) “later this fall,” a…


Power Sector, Federal Entities Scramble to Close Supply Chain Security Gaps

Marking another major federal effort to address potential supply chain risks to the bulk power system (BPS), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 17 sought industry’s perspective on…


Six Investing Trends Reshaping Power and Utilities Sector Despite COVID

Investors in the global power and utilities sector embraced agendas that created long-term value during the first half of this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic roiled the world. Recent activity…