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Bulk power system


NERC: Summer 2020 Reliability Rife With Unknowns
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Despite COVID-19’s impact on power demand, disrupted pre-season generation preparation, and an expected highly active hurricane and wildfire season, industry appears well-positioned to meet peak demand this summer under anticipated…


Trump Ban on Foreign Bulk Power Equipment Triggers New Uncertainty

Declaring a national emergency over threats to the U.S. bulk power system (BPS), President Trump in an executive order (EO) on May 1 issued a sweeping ban on transactions by…


Cyber Breaches: Is Fear Misplaced?

The power sector’s terror of a debilitating cybersecurity attack is magnified seemingly every day as new vulnerabilities or destructive threat actors are identified. But according to several industrial security experts,…


Reports of the Electric Grid’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

There have been numerous pronouncements recently about the upcoming demise of the bulk power grid as consumers are projected to move toward decentralized green energy sources. We don’t believe that…


NERC: Unprecedented Changes to Power Mix, EPA Rules Pose Reliability Challenges

North America's reserve margins are trending downward, even though electricity demand has generally fallen, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) warned in a new report. The international regulatory authority…