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  • Lawyers Find Their Roles in Cybersecurity

    Oct 24, 2019 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON — They may not know how to design firewalls or recognize malware, but lawyers are nonetheless essential to companies’ cybersecurity protections, says Paul Tiao, co-chair of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s energy sector security team.

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  • FERC OKs PJM, SPP storage plans, sets separate proceedings for minimum run-time requirements

    Oct 23, 2019 02:14 PM

    FERC found the proposals from SPP and PJM would largely enable energy storage resources to provide their full range of services and be fairly compensated given their unique abilities. But questions remain about potential limits on the ability of storage resources to participate in those markets. Energy storage advocates have long criticized storage duration requirements made by grid operators, saying high-duration requirements were prohibitive of a lot of battery energy storage systems.

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  • Four Projects Picked to Speed Up Pumped Storage Hydro Construction

    Oct 22, 2019 12:00 PM

    Four projects have won a competition launched by the Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2019 to help shorten the commissioning time for pumped storage hydropower projects and revitalize the hydropower industry. The grand prize winners or the Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) Prize competition were selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) on Oct. 7.

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  • DOE must implement 4 long-delayed efficiency standards, 9th Circuit Rules

    Oct 18, 2019 12:00 PM

    DOE lost the case initially in 2018, but appealed the judge's directive to issue the new regulations within 28 days. The appeals court affirmed that decision Thursday, saying it found the agency's arguments unpersuasive. The decision hinges on a close reading of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and whether the word "will" meant DOE was required to issue the regulations following a period for corrections to be identified and made.

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  • FERC cybersecurity report identifies 'potential compliance infractions'

    Oct 17, 2019 09:00 AM

    FERC's report "highlights lessons learned" from non-public CIP reliability audits, though it also concludes the industry is generally — but not always — meeting standards. "Most of the cybersecurity protection processes and procedures adopted by the registered entities met the mandatory requirements," according to the report. "However, there were also potential compliance infractions found.

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  • PennEast seeks US FERC's help with eminent domain snag in 3rd Circuit

    Oct 11, 2019 12:00 PM

    Washington — PennEast Pipeline is turning to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to help overcome an unfavorable US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruling that threatens to hold up the project and could unsettle the process for condemning lands for natural gas pipelines. At issue is a potentially far-reaching September 3rd Circuit ruling that found state sovereign immunity prevented PennEast from pulling states into federal court for condemnation proceedings.

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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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