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Texas Launches Probe of Power Companies After Blackouts

The fallout from the severe weather that crippled the power grid in Texas and other states over the past week continues, as officials grapple with what went wrong and who…


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…


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…


FERC Orders Delayed Implementation of NERC Reliability Standards
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC’s) motion to defer implementation of seven reliability standards—including for grid cybersecurity—that were slated to become…