Grid overseer asks FERC to delay cybersecurity standards
The top U.S. grid security monitor is pushing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to delay seven cybersecurity and workforce standards set to take effect this year, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Renewables beat coal for 1st time ever on quarterly basis
Renewable energy beat coal for generating electricity for the first quarter of 2020 — the first time that's happened in a three-month period, according to a report yesterday from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
Utilities ready for 'unprecedented' crisis — grid overseer
The nation's top grid security monitor said Friday that utilities are "well prepared" for dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic, citing a survey of their readiness.
FERC, state officials: Grid workers should be 'essential'
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the nation's most powerful group of state regulators are urging states to designate utility workers as "essential" to critical infrastructure amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement yesterday.
'Ransomware' hackers hit supplier to power plants
Hackers have reportedly stolen two decades' worth of files from a U.S. energy equipment vendor that counts Missouri's largest utility, Ameren Corp., among its customers.