Grid Cybersecurity

Peter Behr



Peter is a senior energy reporter for Energywire covering power grid reliability, climate policy and cybersecurity. He also has covered shale gas development and nuclear power issues for E&E. Before joining E&E in 2009, he was principal energy reporter for The Washington Post. During his 23 years at The Post, he was also assistant managing editor for business and financial news and a business columnist and reporter. A graduate of Colgate University, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

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Grid execs seek to reopen threat-sharing pipeline with Trump

Members of the electric power industry's leadership committee on cybersecurity met privately with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and other White House and government officials Wednesday, seeking the new administration's commitment to continue high-level sharing of sensitive cyberthreat intelligence.


Seeking a 'Sept. 12' mindset for the grid

The electricity sector is buffeted by accelerating technology changes and indeterminable risks of cyber or physical attacks and natural calamities. The Trump White House is failing to keep up, industry officials say.


Tech jobs or spending cuts: A Trump White House dilemma

A Massachusetts startup named 1366 Technologies has beaten one technological barrier after another in its nine-year quest for a manufacturing breakthrough for U.S.-made silicon wafers, the platform for solar power cells. But now it has a hurdle its engineers and scientists can't answer in the laboratory.