Grid operators in race to beat disruptive threats
Operators of the nation's electric power networks spent yesterday wrestling with ways of catching up with changing generation and fuel sources, technologies, and threats that are running away from them at faster rates.
How would MacGyver handle a blackout? DOE wants to know
The Energy Department is turning to the electricity industry for advice on what to do when the president declares a grid emergency after a natural disaster or cyberattack.
Pentagon to utilities: Uncle Sam wants you
The U.S. military is recruiting electric utilities and grid operators as partners in an aggressive new strategy aimed at spotting and blocking hackers before they launch a cyberattack on energy infrastructure.
National lab aims to assess 'systemic risk' across grid
A test facility at the Idaho National Laboratory is tackling a potential nightmare scenario for the U.S. electricity sector.
Study lays out plan for super-fast charging network
To put the next generation of electric vehicles on equal footing with gasoline-power competition, their sticker prices must align, a convergence that EV optimists believe will happen before the end of the next decade.