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FERC Approves New Cybersecurity, Transmission Reliability Standards
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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…


Energy-Efficiency Programs Benefit Us All

Utility-sponsored energy-efficiency programs have always seemed like a contradiction to me. Obviously, power companies make money by selling electricity, so encouraging customers to install energy-efficient lightbulbs and high-efficiency appliances seems…


Looking to the Cloud for Energy and Power Sector Security
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Malware-based attacks against utilities and power plants are increasing six-fold according to a recent federal report. Power plants have become an appealing target because of a lack of detection and…


Where Are We After 10 Years of Bulk Electric System Reliability Standards?

As concerns about grid security increase globally, it’s a good time to review the history, scope, and effect of North American electric system reliability standards. As the threat landscape changes,…


Is an Automated Compliance Tracking Solution Right for You?

Like so many other power plant functions these days, regulatory and standards compliance can be automated. Know what you want an automated system to do before you make a vendor…