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  • Report reveals play-by-play of first U.S. grid cyberattack

    Sep 12, 2019 12:00 PM

    A first-of-its-kind cyberattack on the U.S. grid created blind spots at a grid control center and several small power generation sites in the western United States, according to a document posted yesterday from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. The unprecedented cyber disruption this spring did not cause any blackouts, and none of the signal outages at the "low-impact" control center lasted for longer than five minutes, NERC said in the "Lesson Learned" document posted to the grid..​

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  • FERC chairman to Congress: 'Make energy policy boring again'

    Sep 11, 2019 01:37 PM

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee wants Congress to take up a large energy-focused legislative attempt, he told an industry crowd at the nonprofit Resources For the Future on Wednesday. Chatterjee wants Congress to modernize the 1978 Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

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  • Boulders plan to condemn Xcel assets, form municipal utility faces new setback

    Sep 11, 2019 12:30 PM

    A district court in Boulder, Colorado, has dismissed the city's condemnation filing, dealing another setback in its efforts to take over portions of Xcel Energy's electric grid to form a municipal utility. The decision mirrors 2014 events when the same court dismissed another condemnation motion by Boulder for similar reasons. The court concluded it lacked jurisdiction and would need direction from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

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  • FERC, NERC Want to Disclose Names, Penalties for Cybersecurity Reliability Violations

    The names of bulk power system entities that violate federal critical infrastructure cybersecurity reliability standards—along with identification of standards violated and penalties assessed—may soon be routinely disclosed under changes proposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Reliability Corp. (NERC).

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  • Public power utilities, IOUs study joining western energy market

    Sep 06, 2019 12:00 PM

    Public power utilities Colorado Springs Utilities and Platte River Power Authority on Aug. 30 were joined by investor-owned utilities Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy in announcing that they are evaluating the opportunity to join an energy imbalance market (EIM). They have launched an in-depth study to determine the best course of action. Xcel Energy, Black Hills Energy, Colorado Springs Utilities and Platte River Power Authority have secured an independent consultant, which is evaluatin​

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  • Federal appeals court largely upholds EPA ozone standard

    Sep 05, 2019 12:00 PM

    A federal appeals court largely upheld a decision to tighten the 2015 ozone air standards. In a key part of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the court said the Environmental Protection Agency isn’t required to consider the economic, social and energy sector effects when setting air quality standards. At issue was a 2015 EPA decision to tighten the primary and secondary ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard to 70 parts per billion from 75​

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  • Nuclear technology innovation and regulatory transformation are essential to meeting climate goals

    Sep 04, 2019 01:15 PM

    Development of next-generation nuclear energy technology enjoys broad bipartisan support. This support has grown ever stronger as concern over human-induced climate change has escalated. That's because policymakers and leading environmental organizations have come to recognize what the operators of our electric grid have long known — the most affordable and technically feasible approaches to decarbonizing our electric grid will depend on both preserving today's nuclear power plants and expand​

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  • FERCs LaFleur Decries Partisanship and Politicization

    Sep 02, 2019 12:00 PM

    “I hate to see things going out along party lines,” Cheryl LaFleur, outgoing commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), told POWER during an exclusive interview. “During my 35 years of watching FERC, that has not been the pattern.” During the early years of the Obama administration, “we didn’t think of ourselves as [partisan],” she said.

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  • Utilities, Investors Seeing Green in Renewable Natural Gas

    Aug 30, 2019 12:00 PM

    There are plenty of efforts to make fossil fuels more “green,” or compatible with the environment, but few are gaining the scale of renewable natural gas (RNG), with the number of RNG production facilities more than doubling in the last three years. Utilities, investors, and consumers are benefiting from the growth of RNG as more methane is being captured and used in heating and transportation applications in the U.S. and Canada, officials in the RNG sector said in recent interviews.

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  • Factbox: China's tariffs on U.S. commodities and energy

    Aug 29, 2019 12:00 PM

    BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In the escalating China-U.S. trade war Beijing on Aug. 23 retaliated with tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods including imposing additional tariffs on crude oil for the first time. Below is a list and timeline of some key U.S. commodities and energy items on which China has imposed tariffs. Crude

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