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  • Taking Charge of Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

    Oct 10, 2019 12:00 PM

    Delivering energy has centered on the fundamental tenant of being reliably available. As energy providers strive to maintain that availability, they all too often push security to the backburner. Many unsafe practices have fallen into place for the sake of speed and efficiency, including the use of default and shared passwords, open access, and little oversight. Many systems have been put into production and stayed in place well beyond the vendor’s intended support lifecycles.

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  • FERC Chairman Highlights Progress but Key Decisions Languish

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee defended his agency’s progress Thursday, saying the two Republicans and one Democrat remaining at the five-member commission are moving ahead on key issues, such as expanding the country’s transmission network and integrating batteries into regional energy markets.

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  • As Puerto Rico generators trip offline, PREPA relies on load shedding, looks to microgrids

    Oct 04, 2019 12:00 PM

    The U.S. territory is badly in need of grid hardening and resiliency measures, as evidenced by the devastation wreaked by the 2017 Hurricane Maria, which caused most of the island to lose power. PREPA proposed a plan in conjunction with Siemens to increase resilience by creating microgrids within eight zones of the island.

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  • THE BIG PICTURE: Hydrogen Power

    Oct 03, 2019 12:00 PM

    Hydrogen is emerging as a formidable player in the energy transition, owing to its potential to decarbonize a range of sectors and its versatility. According to a June 2019–released report prepared for the G20 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the government of Japan, 76% of dedicated hydrogen produced today (around 70 metric tons) is from natural gas and almost the rest from coal.

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  • Trump to nominate FERC general counsel for Commission seat

    Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM

    President Donald Trump formally announced that he intends to nominate James Danly, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s general counsel, to serve as a FERC Commissioner for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2023. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Danly would be the third Republican on the five-member Commission, joining FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee and Bernard McNamee. ​

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  • Utilities lock in savings with gas prepayment bonds

    Sep 30, 2019 12:00 PM

    Favorable market conditions are prompting a surge in municipal gas prepayment bonds, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Public power utilities are looking to the bonds to lock in cost savings on future natural gas purchases, and investors see opportunity in wider spreads between tax-exempt and taxable yields that enable them to obtain low-cost financing.

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  • European Petrochemical Markets Keeping Calm and Carrying on in Light of Saudi Attacks

    Sep 27, 2019 12:00 PM

    ON FRIDAY, at the ICIS Bishopsgate office in central London, we said goodbye to a colleague who was moving to Dubai to head up our Middle East sales team there, and little did he, or we know that his first week in the new role would, literally, start with a bang. The Saudi Arabia defence ministry said on Wednesday that oil and gas facilities in the country were struck by 18 drones and seven cruise missiles during the attacks on the 14th September.

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  • Va. offshore wind project would total more than 2,600 MW

    Sep 26, 2019 12:00 PM

    Dominion Energy is proposing what would be the largest offshore wind development in the U.S. totaling more than 2,600 megawatts. The company filed an application with the PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization that coordinates the electrical grid in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia, to interconnect the proposed turbines to the transmission grid, Dominion said on Sept. 19.

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  • FERC proposal would 'gut' PURPA, could lower rates utilities pay to solar developers

    Sep 25, 2019 12:53 PM

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday proposed rules that would give states more "flexibility" when implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a rule credited with enabling small-scale solar deployment.

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  • Chatterjee on Trump, FERC's reorg and climate change

    Sep 23, 2019 12:00 PM

    HOUSTON — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee said here that a recent attack in Saudi Arabia reinforces his own calls to ensure the security of U.S. energy infrastructure from physical and cyber threats.

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