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Peter Behr

Reporter

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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.

Latest Stories

UTILITIES

How technology might save Calif.'s fire-prone grid

The threat of devastating wildfires from downed power lines that has tormented California can be overcome by an advanced grid system called "falling conductor protection" that cuts off electricity flow in milliseconds before a severed line can hit the ground, one of the state's major utilities has determined.

ELECTRICITY

Details emerge about DOE 'super‑grid' renewable study

A coast-to-coast transmission "super-grid" could be built across the United States for $80 billion and deliver economic gains of more than twice that amount, moving surplus renewable energy to major urban centers, according to an Energy Department study that was pulled back by DOE headquarters.

ELECTRICITY

DOE holds back 'super-grid' renewable study

A comprehensive laboratory study of how a new, continent-spanning transmission network could dramatically expand renewable energy resources to U.S. cities is being held back within the Department of Energy headquarters, speakers at a transmission conference said yesterday.