How often is U.S. grid attacked? Monitor doesn't know — yet
U.S. power grid companies should expect dangerous cybersecurity intrusions to keep increasing, with adversaries seeking to break through defenses by infecting utilities' trusted suppliers, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. says.
DOE offers Puerto Rico tips on electric grid resilience
The Energy Department yesterday issued detailed recommendations to Puerto Rico's government on actions it should take to create a more affordable, storm-resistant electric power system on the vulnerable island.
N.Y.'s a real-time test bed for GE's 'digital grid'
The New York Power Authority's footprint includes 16 generators and 1,400 miles of transmission lines. It has giant hydropower turbines downstream from Niagara Falls and gas-fired power stations on Long Island. The latest grid software is at its disposal.
GE pulls profits from its 'Big Data' campaign
ATLANTA — In more than 600 power plants around the world, gas-fired turbine generators made by General Electric Co. push electricity onto grids that light up cities and countrysides.
Cyberthreats justify federal intervention, DOE says
Energy Department Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker yesterday singled out cybersecurity threats to pipelines that supply gas-fired power plants in defending the department's polarizing proposal to channel payments to at-risk coal and nuclear plants to prevent their retirements.